When our children return to the playground this school year they will notice two new additions. We now have Buddy Benches thanks to your participation and fundraising!
For a kid with no one to play with, there may be no lonelier place than the school playground. And kids with an established group of friends may not think to seek out those who feel excluded. With a Buddy Bench if a child is sitting on it alone, it's a signal to the other kids to ask him or her to play. Once a child is asked off the bench to come play, the hope is that they’ll have the confidence to go play with their new friends again the next day.