Recently, a group of fathers lined up outside McWillie Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi to cheer on and motivate students who were about to take state exams. While these kids might find this super embarrassing in a few years, right now, there is nothing cooler than giving your dear old dad a high-five before going to class, subliminally getting those strong "make your old man proud" vibes. The fathers belong to a group called "WATCH D.O.G.S," or "Dads Of Great Students," which is a national safe-school initiative.
Fredrick Nolan, who is the coordinator for Jackson Public School's WATCH D.O.G.S. program, said, "We know that when parents step up they do better, but when dads step up, they do exponentially better." He went on to say, "We're trying to encourage not only the students, but the fathers to come in and make a bigger investment in our scholars education."
Reportedly, they went on to do the same at all the elementary and middle schools in the Jackson Public School District. Go dads!