Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Tracey Good News

Here’s some good news for you fathers who are still raising kids in the second half. (I know you’re out there.) Check out “Watch D.O.G.S.” (Dads of Great Students) –  a program  designed to “Engage men, inspire children, reduce bullying and enhance the educational environment at your school.” The concept is simple – kids need positive male role models. Interested men are asked to volunteer one day per year in grades K-12. Under the guidance of the individual school, the men are involved in everything from playground time to classroom assistance.

In a  survey of the 50 schools participating in this program in 2003, 83% felt that this program was a “valuable component in the school’s effort to promote a positive learning environment for students.” There are currently more than 2,659 schools in 46 states and Washington D.C. who support a  Watch D.O.G.S. program. With this kind of growth, something is clearly working and working well!

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