Male Engagement Specialist

Studies show students perform better when mothers and fathers are both involved in the education of their children. Men and women think differently and bring different perspectives and skills to school and PTA activities. 

School communities and PTAs thrive when both men and women participate. Yet men remain a largely untapped resource. Learn ways to get men more involved through these tools and initiatives.

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

Studies show students perform better when mothers and fathers are both involved in the education of their children. Men and women think differently and bring different perspectives and skills to school and PTA activities. School communities and PTAs thrive when both men and women participate. Yet men remain a largely untapped resource.

Learn ways to get men more involved at http://www.pta.org/topic_male_involvement.asp.

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. Today, more than 2127 programs in 40 states and New Zealand participate in WATCH D.O.G.S.®


Pictures of Magna Elementary WATCH D.O.G.S
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