Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is the father-involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures to provide positive male role models for students and enhance school security. Today, more than 2,659 active programs in 46 states participate in the Watch D.O.G.S. Program.

Who are Watch D.O.G.S.?

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.

Program Goal:

To help every school in America be positively influenced by the committed involvement of fathers and father figures in the lives of their children and other students.

How Watch D.O.G.S.® Works:

Watch D.O.G.S.®, a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to Volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance.

For more information, find out what to expect as a Watch D.O.G.S. dad.