Presentation on theme: " Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father- figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at their child’s school. Watch DOGS presence."— Presentation transcript:
Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father- figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at their child’s school. Watch DOGS presence has been known to reduce bullying in schools They reach out and touch kids lives by being positive male role models in their lives for that one day that they are here.
2 kinds of fatherlessness: Physical-not present and no contact Emotional-in the home but not emotionally engaged How big is the problem? 5X more likely to be at or below poverty line Higher risk for substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and early promiscuity 2X more likely to repeat a grade 2X more likely to drop out of school Translation: Students are missing a very important ingredient in their lives!!
Raise the banner of positive fathering through the forum of schools across America and the world. Awaken fathers to the values and benefits of committed fathers. Change the culture by where every student has a father or father-figure to connect with in a positive way at school. Help every school in America be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their students’ life.
Complete a registration form and a volunteer forms form the office. Criminal background has to come back okay Call, email, or sign on the calendar at the end of the evening when you would like to come and serve Come to the front office upon arrival for your schedule for your day Follow your schedule throughout the day Get your picture taken with your student and complete Watch DOGS survey on computer in the library.
Monitor hallways and entrances Help with traffic flow at arrival and dismissal times Assist with lunch duty Assist with recess Eat lunch with your student Play with your student during P. E. Read or tutor small groups Work with flash cards or educational games Mentor a student Chaperone field trips and/or other functions Help with PTA functions Smile and be our hero for the day!
Going into student restrooms Be alone or unsupervised with students Espouse political or religious beliefs to students Sell or give official Watch DOGS gear to someone who isn’t a Watch DOG Engage in any conduct that brings disrespect to himself or his student(s), the Watch DOG program and their volunteering fathers
Students because their father-figures give their time and energy as a positive male role model. The school due to the support and safety that the Watch DOG provides as an unobtrusive fathering presence on campus. The “dads” because they know their role as Watch DOG may impact lives, starting with their own students.