Kicks Off WATCH D.O.G.S.
(Dads Of Great Students) Program
What is Watch D.O.G.S.
Studies by the U.S. Department of Education have demonstrated that a positive adult male role model will have a uniquely positive impact on the development and educational success of a child--dramatically increasing the child’s likelihood of graduating and getting mostly A’s along the way, while at the same time dramatically decreasing the likelihood of that child living in poverty, getting involved with drugs and alcohol and avoiding potentially devastating choices that result in a criminal record or a teen pregnancy. The U.S. Department of Education has identified the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program as an effective way to increase male involvement in our nation’s schools.
Each school year thousands of men volunteer to work at least one day in their child’s school through the WATCH D.O.G.S Program. These men work alongside the educators to help as traffic controllers, classroom and homework tutors, playground coaches and much more. Every school year, these men have a positive impact on the lives of children.
· Students gain a positive male role model. Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home. With the number of male teachers steadily declining, more positive male role models are needed in the school setting.
· Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. Their presence can increase a sense of security at the school for students and staff and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.
· Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life.
· When WatchDOGS invest time at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet educational goals of students.
For more information on the WATCH D.O.G.S Program, call 1-855-540-3647 or visit www. fathers.com/watchdogs.
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