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Who are WATCH D.O.G.S.?  Fathers / Father-figures, Step Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers (21 or older), Teacher’s family (sons, husbands, fiancé), Civic Organizations (Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.), Civil Servants (Police, Fire), or Corporate Partners.

Kindergarten through 5th Grade is an important and exciting time for our children for many reasons, and we need Watch D.O.G.S.®  (Dads oGreat Students) to be a part of these experiences.  Watch D.O.G.S. takes no special training or secret handshakes, just a desire to be involved with our children's lives, and to make a difference as a positive role model in the educational setting.

Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life.  Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears. Studies show a child who has a positive adult male role model who actively engages on his or her life is twice as likely to graduate high school as a child who doesn’t and is going to develop more fully socially, physically and academically. There are over 20 million children in America that live in a fatherless home and there are countless more who live in a home where their father isn't engaged in their life. Your children are lucky, they have you, but not all kids are that lucky. So, let's get involved and have fun while building a positive atmosphere for your child!

WATCH D.O.G.S. benefit in many ways.  WATCH D.O.G.S. get a glimpse of students’ everyday world, gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on students’ lives (academics, self esteem, social behavior), and receive smiles and high fives in the hallway. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Watch Dogs coordinator John Hover by clicking the email link Email