Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is the safe school initiative of the National Center for Fathering that involves fathers and father figures to help create a more safe and secure learning environment in our nation's schools. The goal of the program is to help every school in America be positively influenced by the committed involvement of fathers and father figures in lives of their children and students.
 
 
Who Are They?
Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day each year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal and other administrators. 
 
 
How the Program 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 childs/student's school during the school year. WatchDOG 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 by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards or spelling.


How to Join
This program is overseen by a Top Dog who partners with the school administrator to identify opportunities for Watch D.O.G.S. to provide assistance at the school. Hebert Sedas is Southridge's Top Dog and you can contact him at watch.dogs@southridgepta.org for questions. To schedule your day/days please go to the online signup.