JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A program that encourages fathers to be more involved in the educations of their children hosted a special breakfast Tuesday morning. Watch D.O.G.S., which stands for "Dads of Great Students", invited dads to join their students at John Hopkins Elementary School for breakfast.
Watch D.O.G.S. has hosted several similar events in Jackson Public Schools this school year promoting their mission. Their hope is that fathers pursue a more proactive role in their children's learning.
Congressman Bennie Thompson was the keynote speaker for the special breakfast and he articulated the importance of the father in their child's education.
"It's a personal responsibility of fathers to be interested in the education of their children and not let the school raise their children," Thompson said.
He elaborated on the "partnership" that a school, its teachers and parents share in teaching and molding children.
Watch D.O.G.S is an educational initiative sponsored by the National Center for Fathering.