What is the Student Buddy Program?

The Student Buddy Program is a partnership of parents, staff, and community to encourage Buddying of students within a safe and supervised environment.  We believe that Buddying by supportive, nurturing and trained adults can provide a relationship to promote the healthy development of children. Healthy development will include an improved self-concept, better social skills, improved learning, and life-long goals. Buddies will assist each child to find his/her own strengths, talents, and dreams.

“I have so many good memories from the student buddy program.”

 

Program Objectives
  1. Improve the child’s school performance and attendance.
  2. Reduce the child’s emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  3. Reduce the child’s risk-taking behavior.
  4. Support improved caregiver and peer relations with the child.
  5. Support enhancement of the family’s overall competence, healthy self-sufficiency and ability to nurture their children.
  6. Foster and nurture a positive bond between the child and the family.
Program Goals
  1. Build one-to-one Buddying relationships for children in grades K-12 who have the need for a positive role model.
  2. Improve positive social behaviors of children.
  3. Support improved family stability and functioning.

How Do I Become a Mentor?

If you are interested in becoming a Student Buddy Mentor please email your name and contact information to Glenda Gallagher at Gallagherglenda@gmail.com and copy Dan Sanders at (drsand60@yahoo.com) someone will reach out!

Our Impact

“We believe that Buddying by supportive, nurturing, and trained adults can provide a relationship to promote the healthy development of children”