Buddy Bench

Sponsored by:

The Advocates

Project Champion:

Heidi Cook

heidi@theadvocatesorg.org

What are the appropriate grade levels:

1 thorough 5

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

1 or 2 per school

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes

Summary

The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let’s spread the message of inclusion and kindness and bring a buddy bench to your school!

With this project and the help of The Advocates, your class will educate the school about buddy benches, get the whole school excited, and then find or fund a bench to put in your school.

Description

The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let’s spread the message of inclusion and kindness and bring a buddy bench to your school! With this project and the help of The Advocates, your class will educate the school about what a buddy bench is, set up a meeting with your principal, designate “buddies” (kids that will look out for kids who sit on the bench), get the whole school excited, and then find or fund a bench to put in your school!

Click this link to check out different schools all over the country that have added a buddy bench.

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