WATCH D.O.G.S. ® is a K-12 program that 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.
Individuals sign up at a kick-off event and at any time throughout the school year. Click here for more information on MNPS launch on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena.
Learn more about starting the program in an MNPS school.
Don't see your school listed? Call your school's principal to volunteer!
The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. 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.
WATCH D.O.G.S.® was founded by Jim Moore in Jonesboro, AR. Moore wanted to help prevent violence from occurring at his children’s school or at any school. The first program was launched at George Elementary in Springdale, AR, the school of Moore’s oldest child. Today, more than 3,156 programs in 46 states and New Zealand participate in WATCH D.O.G.S.®