Who are WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students)?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S.® school.
During the day, WatchDOGS can sign up to:
Play at recess
Eat lunch with students
Assist with arrival and/or dismissal
WatchDogs are given a brief review of their involvement and will wear an official Watch D.O.G.S. vest borrowed from the school to identify themselves for students and staff.
Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying.
Benefits of becoming a Watch D.O.G.S
By taking time to come to campus and serve, students gain a positive male role model who demonstrates that education is important. The presence of a father or father-figure provides an additional deterrent to bullying, enhances a sense of security in the building, and helps create an environment conducive to learning.
A male role model can positively impact a student’s life in three critical areas:
This program not only helps our students, but fathers and father-figures gain greater awareness of student’s challenges. They learn about the increasingly complex issues and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully, connect with them at a deeper level.
How to join the Watch D.O.G.S.
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