The Gator Dads program has two primary goals:
1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
2) To provide an extra sets of eyes and ears to promote a healthy social environment for all our Gators.
Gator Dads are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at Gulledge Elementary.
Gator Dads get a glimpse of their students’ everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can better relate to and connect with their students. Gator Dads gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in three critical areas - academic performance, self-esteem, and social behavior.
Gator Dad Duties vary depending on the student’s grade level and particular needs of the classroom. Gator Dads may read to and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.
Volunteers interested in the Gator Dads program should visit our How to Volunteer page to get started. We are working on setting a calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check back for a calendar of available Gator Dad days at school.
Questions? Contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org.