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Watch DOGS


What is the Watch D.O.G.S Program?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is the safe school initiative of
the National Center for Fathering that involves fathers and father figures to help create a more safe and secure learning environment in our nation's schools.

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

School administrators and dads both agree WATCH D.O.G.S. is a winner!

  • 79% of principals surveyed strongly agreed or agreed that "The WATCH D.O.G.S. program has made a significant contribution to the safety of our school."
  • 96% of dads who completed our End-of-Day Survey strongly agreed or agreed that their "experience as a WatchDOGS volunteer was rewarding" and they would "want to do something like this again."