The Watch DOGS program — Dads of Great Students — will kick off today at West Junior High School.
The program is led by parent Everett Ledbetter, who participated in the Sunset Hill School program.
“It’s a way for fathers to get back involved in school and to get connected with their children,” he said. “So many times it’s the mom being involved in school, and the dads just don’t have an avenue on how they can be a positive presence in the school.”
This is Lawrence’s first Watch DOGS program at the junior high level. Several elementary schools, including Sunset Hill and Langston Hughes, have the program.
The information session begins at 6 p.m. in the West Junior High cafeteria. Ledbetter says the volunteer program is flexible to dads’ schedules.