What would you do?
Fight hunger, abuse, homelessness, addiction…? The list could be endless.
Attack fatherlessness? Absolutely!
Tonight, 20 million children (1 in 3) will go to bed in a fatherless home. In fatherless homes, the rates of addiction, homelessness, suicide, abuse, incarceration, teen pregnancy, and abortion are all higher – significantly higher! This is fact.
Know what else? It doesn’t have to be like this.
So where are the fathers?
Some have walked away. Some have never been there. Some are present, but their actions and involvement make them an invisible member of the family.
The real questions are:
How do we get the fathers back?
How do we keep them engaged?
How do we prevent them from walking away?
We have an answer.
It’s a program that will engage over 425,000 fathers this year alone. And so powerful is this program that we are “doubling down” and re-allocating more of our limited resources to expand it.
The program is WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students).
WATCH D.O.G.S. engages and brings fathers, grandfathers and father figures into their children’s schools, and the impact on both father and child is remarkable. This year over 5,000 schools will have an active program which will benefit over 2,500,000 children through the life-saving presence of positive adult male role models – dads. But we need your help.
Join our December support team. Give now to expand WATCH D.OG.S. and reach a dad with the help that only the National Center for Fathering can provide. Will you help save a life?
Because when dads are involved in their children’s lives, everything improves. Just think about what it means for a father when he can laugh with his child and experience that wonderful, heartwarming connection. It makes all his hard work seem worthwhile. And kids notice, too. Here is what one boy said after his dad came to school as a WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteer:
“He is shoving his time, his free time out of the way, and his work out of the way, and he’s coming to my school to be with me…It makes me feel good!”
Young Boy, Berkley Heights Elementary, Martinsburg, WV
We have lofty goals for this program. We want to see five million fathers annually involved in their children’s schools through WATCH D.O.G.S., but that’s just the beginning. We have a vision to inspire and equip these WATCH D.O.G.S. dads to go outside the school walls to help transform their communities by engaging more dads and kids in other settings. That’s where you can help.
Please give now to help expand this lifesaving program and ensure that more fathers have the opportunity to positively engage and re-engage with their children. Please support our efforts. A dad needs you.
For the children,
Ambassador for Fathers
P.S. You can make an online gift here through our secure website. Please give now. Thanks!
P.P.S. WATCH D.O.G.S. dads, we’d love to hear your stories. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your incredible involvement and service.