So a Watch DOGS is a Dads of Great Students. Well that is in most instances. In Oklahoma City we’ve decided to take a challenge being posited through many organizations and get men engaged. We are raising Dads On Guard Serving. What is this all about? And how do you get involved?
Our first two operations are an elementary school called Tulakes in north Oklahoma City and one named Epperly Heights in Del City. These two are in zones of 90% and higher fatherless homes. You read that correctly. To have a father in one of these schools is extremely rare. Of course a DOGS program of the normal type will not work. There are floating fathers, but they struggle to pass background checks and struggle with commitment and consistency.
Enter a new breed of DOGS. These are dedicated, healthy men, who will commit one full day a semester to be at the school all day from when the bus comes in until the last bus leaves. They will serve the principal and teachers as eyes and ears and hands and feet and just sometimes be Heroes in the Hallway.
These visionary men will serve as examples to the kids and the fatherless
FIRST TRAINING MEETING IS BEING SCHEDULED. Register and we will keep you updated. We’ll ask you to come every once in a while to Donuts for DADS and special events like Back To School to show support and engage. Below is your registration. Let’s Do It!
There will be additional opportunities to mentor kids and mentor men after you have been in the program for a season. This is about making significant difference in generations to come.
You will be required to purchase your own shirt. All men must be in uniform when on duty at the school.
WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a founding member of the National PTA’s M.O.R.E. Coalition (Men Organized to Raise Engagement). School administrators and dads both agree WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a winner!
- 79% of principals surveyed strongly agreed or agreed that “The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program has made a significant contribution to the safety of our school.”
- 96% of dads who completed our End-of-Day Survey strongly agreed or agreed that their “experience as a WatchDOGS volunteer was rewarding” and they would “want to do something like this again.”