Friday, September 15, 2006

What Kids Can Do, Moms In Touch, and Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students)

Here are a few links about some organizations that are working in support of better educational environment by students, moms, and dads:

What Kids Can Do:
What Kids Can Do, Inc. (WKCD) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 for the purpose of making public the voices and views of adolescents. On its website, WKCD documents young people's lives, learning, and work, and their partnerships with adults both in and out of school. WKCD also collaborates with students around the country on books, curricula, and research to expand current views of what constitutes challenging learning and achievement.

Moms In Touch International:
Moms In Touch International is two or more moms who meet for one hour each week to pray for their children, their schools, their teachers, and administrators. Our purpose is to stand in the gap for our children through prayer, to pray that teachers, administrative staff, and students would come to faith in Jesus Christ, and to pray that our schools may be directed by Biblical values and high moral standards.

Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students):
The program allows fathers or father figures such as grandfathers, uncles, or other male adults to volunteer at least one day at their child’s school during the school year. The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer dad who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. Events such as monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, reading to classes or small groups of students, assisting with recess, eating lunch side by side with the students and other activities that engage the WatchDOGS with not only their own children but other children in the study body.


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