WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind school-based, father involvement program that works to support education and safety with support from the National Center for Fathering.

WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. Since the program’s creation in 1998, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program.

 

Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.

 

There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

  1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
  2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

 
To get involved you’ll need to meet 2 requirements:

  1. Sign up for a PTA Membership
  2. Complete a background check (click here): ***This needs to be completed at least 10 days before you plan to serve as a WatchDog because it can take up to 10 days for the background check to be completed. All volunteers must complete this every year***

Once you have completed the requirements, you may then sign up here.

Why join the PTA?

Successful students make successful schools— which make thriving communities. Everyone benefits when you support students!

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