• Terramar Watch D.O.G.S.

    An innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering

  • What are WATCH D.O.G.S.® ?

    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 child’s/student’s school during the school year.

    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.

    Who are Watch D.O.G.S
    Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.

    How does WATCH D.O.G.S. work? 

    Watch D.O.G.S. perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day or half-day including helping in your child’s classroom(s) with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on projects, homework, flashcards, or spelling, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room and interacting with kids during recess.

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  • Perspective

    The Student's Feedback

    “I liked it when the watch dogs were on campus because I felt protected.”


    “The watch dogs are very good at protecting and watching the school.”


    “They are nice and funny.”


    “It’s not just moms helping students / teachers.”


    “I think that the watch dogs were good help. Like on my report he helped me with facts on hurricanes because he was in one. They let us play football. I would like the watch dogs to be here next year.”


    “Our dads get to come to school with us.”

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