is a one-of-a-kind school-based, father involvement program that works to support education and safety
This innovative program offers father figures the opportunity to spend at least one day (or half a day) a year at the school helping to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to keep our students safe. Watch D.O.G.S. participants also enjoy having lunch with their child during the day while they serve as a positive male role model in the building.
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.