74 CCDS schools express interest in the Dads at School program

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Dads in Schools volunteers are eager to hit the halls, but with 74 schools wanting their help, they need your help to grow their team.

“We have hundreds of volunteers who have currently signed up to be fathers in schools,” said founder Troy Martinez.

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The problem is that they need hundreds more candidates. In total, they need 741 men to cover the 74 schools that have requested help.

Martinez said he was grateful the school board endorsed his group at a time when violence was such a hot topic in our schools.

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“It’s encouraging to see the community when we expected to be strong in Vegas and to stand up in times of need and be there to heal and protect students,” Martinez said.

“I think it’s a good program for disruptive students who need extra attention to help them not be so disruptive,” said parent Cherish Morgan.

Although many parents look forward to it, not everyone is on board with the program as some are concerned about unlicensed volunteers on campus.

If you would like to volunteer to be a dad at school, click on HERE.

Martinez said each volunteer must go through a background check that will take about three weeks.