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Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Who are Watch D.O.G.S.? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day each year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator. For more more about the national program, visit


Can moms participate? The short answer is yes! While the program is focused primarily on engaging Dads and father figures in the local school, moms are welcome.  There are even special Watch DOGS M.O.M.S. shirts that can be purchased online.  Email for more information.



Ready to be a Watch DOGS volunteer?  Follow these steps:



Step 1: Complete the PISD background check. It may be several days before you are approved.




Step 2: Purchase a WatchDOGS shirt to wear on the day you volunteer. (Sales closed for 23-24 school year)


Step 3: Once your background check is cleared, choose a day to volunteer


                Click here to sign up


Step 4: Once you've chosen a day, email to let us know you're coming so we can be sure to have your schedule prepared!


For questions, contact:


We are so thankful to our community partners for their generosity!