Are you interested in volunteering at Liberty Middle School? If so, Liberty Middle School is starting the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program. We are asking fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, and father-figures to volunteer at least one day at Liberty Middle School.

Program Goal

Student standing in front of Family is the Key project boardThe goal of the Liberty Middle School’s Watch D.O.G.S. program is to increase participation among male role models for our students and to have father figures at our school.

What Do Watch D.O.G.S. Do?

  • Watch D.O.G.S. will work with the school’s staff on a multitude of activities including:
  • Patrolling the school campus
  • Assisting with the unloading and loading of buses
  • Eating lunch with students
  • Working in the school library
  • Assisting with maintenance issues
  • Sharing about their career

Program Recognition

Watch D.O.G.S. has proven to be influential and effective in a number of venues:

  • Involved in the U.S. Department of Education Father Involvement In Education
  • Project beginning in 2005
    Invited by the National P
  • A to be a founding member of the MORE Alliance (Men Organized to Raise Engagement)
  • Recognized on the floor of Congress as a program that "can be a great tool in our efforts to prevent school violence and to improve student performance because it can increase parental initiative and involvement in their children’s education." Congressional Record, Feb. 7, 2000, page S-392
  • Involved in the U.S. Department of Education’s P.F.I.E. (Partnership For Family Involvement In Education)
  • In 1999, invited by the United States Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to participate in a nationwide teleconference called “Fathers Matter”
  • Recognized as a “best practice” by Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D., Director of Center for School, Family, and Community Partnerships, Johns Hopkins University

Local Recognition

Students standing with awards“A value-added initiative in service of my family and my community. Enhancing the environment of our schools one positive male role model at a time.” -Mr. Randy Marshall, HCPS Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer

Contact Information

Please contact us to volunteer for a day or if you have any questions. Volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application and registration form to Mr. Russ Yonce.
Mr. Russ Yonce
LMS Phone Number: (804) 365-8060

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