Buddy Bench

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Sponsored by:

The Advocates

Project Champion:

Monica Reyna
monica@theadvocates-aplacetogo.org

What are the appropriate grade levels?

1-5

Is there a limit to the number of participants?

1 bench per school

The theme for this project is:

Relationships, Friendship, Community

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:
http://buddybench.org/category/in-the-news/buddy-benches-around-the-world/