Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. Watch DOGS 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,Watch DOGS may read with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a Watch DOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, Watch DOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt and an official visitors sticker identifying them as a safe and important guest!
McDowell Elementary School kicked off the program this month with wonderful volunteers and hope to add many more!