Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)
Nearly 200,000 fathers and significant male role models are getting involved at hundreds of schools across America through an effective and exciting program called Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students). Watch D.O.G.S. is a program of the Kansas City-based, National Center for Fathering.
The program’s success is linked to a simple and easy-to- use model. Watch D.O.G.S simply asks men to invest one day a year in the lives of their children by visiting a child’s school. Watch D.O.G.S. shows schools and parent organizations how to reach out to men and how to structure their program so that it is sustainable and user-friendly for parents, teachers and administrators.
With staff in Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas and Arkansas, the Watch D.O.G.S. program is found in almost every type of school environment, from rural to urban. You can now find their program in over 2,100 schools in 41 states. The program is K-12, but mostly conducted in elementary and middle schools with some high schools participating.
As co-members of National PTA’s MORE Alliance (Men Organized to Raise Engagement), the Black Star Project is proud to work alongside of Watch D.O.G.S. in securing the engagement of dads, uncles, grandfathers and other significant men in our communities.