Let's do lunch!
Lunch Buddies is a program for adult mentors to have one-on-one time with a student once a month. The objective is to improve a child’s social skills and self-esteem to foster a better attitude for learning — ultimately improving school success.
The Buddies eat lunch together and engage in meaningful conversation – this may include playing games, talking, reading a book, doing a craft or working on a project. The focus is on fostering a caring and supportive friendship the child can look forward to.
RUSC Kinship currently has Lunch Buddies programs in:
Morris Area Elementary
St. Mary's in Morris
“I started doing Lunch Buddies because I feel that reading skills are the most important part of learning for kids, but I have found that the connections I have made with my Lunch Buddies are so much fun. We read and write in such enjoyable ways that the second graders don’t even realize they are gaining valuable life skills as they do the activities. To have previous Lunch Buddies come up and give me a hug (even in public!) feels great and lets me know that they enjoyed our time together as much as I did.”
– Vicki Dalager
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Interested in becoming a Lunch Buddy?
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