The Marvista Lunch Buddy Program is another opportunity for central office staff to help students succeed. For one hour a week, buddies eat lunch together, play games, make crafts, and just talk. A buddy is a confidante and a friend. Research shows that students who participate in a lunch buddy program have enhanced self-esteem, are less likely to miss school, and have improved relationships with others. Students view school more positively and feel hopeful for the future, and as a result are better able to reach their learning potential.
As a mentors, you will have the benefit of knowing you are making a difference in the life of a child and the opportunity to give to our community in a very meaningful way.