Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a program of the National Center for Fathering focusing on prevention of violence in schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures to provide an unobtrusive presence in the schools, and to be a positive role-model for students.

Through WATCH D.O.G.S. participation:

  • Schools get an enhanced sense of security at their buildings, creating an environment conducive to learning.
  • Students gain positive male role models, including students without such role models.
  • Fathers learn about the complex challenges facing today’s youth.
  • Fathers gain awareness of the positive impact they can have on a student’s academic performance, self esteem, and social behavior.
  • WATCH D.O.G.S. is for fathers and father-figures who volunteer at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. During the day, WATCH D.O.G.S may read with students, eat lunch with them, watch school entrances and hallways, mentor students, and any other assigned activities.

How to Sign up as a WatchDOG for the day

Make sure to check the current WatchDOGS calendar below before selecting your date. Only 2 WatchDOGS are permitted per day, so any day that has less than 2 WatchDOGS listed on the calendar is available! (So long as school is in session.)

To sign up, open the WatchDOG date selection E-Form and complete all fields including the date that you have selected, after verifying against the Calendar, below.

NOTE: Anyone who wishes to volunteer at CHES as a WatchDOG or otherwise must complete a Chesterfield County Public Schools Volunteer Application; allow at least 2-4 weeks for processing.

Please keep a record of the day you have selected. We will also be sending you a reminder message once your date is near.

If you have any questions, please contact: Mike Karabinos,