Lunch Buddies is a 30 minute, flexible-commitment mentoring program where you are matched with an elementary or middle school age student. All you need is an interest in helping students be the best people they can be. We will provide mentor training prior to your time with students. Lunch Buddies help cultivate healthy social engagement, motivate students for success in their academic life and build positive relationships between students and the community.
As a part of the community, you can make a long-lasting change with those you mentor through the program. Students look forward to seeing their lunch buddies all the time. They believe it is a great way to, “get away from the school drama” says some of our current student lunch buddies. And it goes both ways, “Lunch Buddies has allowed me to meet two awesome sixth-graders at School 46! I’m so excited to get to know them over the course of this year!” says one of our new volunteers.If you would like to participate click the link below to fill out our volunteer contact form to receive more information on how you can join the program.