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.
- To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
- 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:
- Sign up for a PTA Membership
- 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.