Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S.®is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering  that was founded by Jim Moore, a concerned father who chose to take  action in response to a 1998 middle-school shooting 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. As a program of the National Center for Fathering, we have more than 5,348 registered schools in 47 states that participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program, in addition to participation in China, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Barbados.

Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.

Requirements to participate in the Watch D.O.G.S. program

  1. Sign up and get approved.  Every volunteer must fill out a volunteer packet and have a background check.  Yes, even if you have volunteered before.
  2. To complete the volunteer application, click here.
  3. To printout and complete the background check, click here.
  4. To sign up for Watch Dogs, contact .
  5. Come in about 7:30 a.m. on your assigned day.  Check in at the front desk, then be ready to have fun and give lots of high fives!!