WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. Created in 1998 by the National Center For Fathering, there are now more than 6,450 participating schools across the country! 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 program. Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal, teachers, or other administrators.

Program Goals


  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.


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