As a program of the National Center for Fathering, there are more than 4,704 schools in 46 states that participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program, in addition to participation in China, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Barbados.
Who are Watch DOGS?
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
What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?
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.
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. Many of our MUSD schools are proud participants in this program.
Join Watch D.O.G.S.
Watch this Today Show video highlighting the amazing benefits of pulling on a purple D.O.G.S. t-shirt! Visit the directory below to contact participating MUSD schools for additional information. Thank you for getting involved in your child's school!