In the Kinship Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program, a Kinship mentor will spend the student’s lunch time together. The Lunch Buddy Program is open to elementary and middle school students enrolled in Kinship of Tomahawk. The mentor and student will eat lunch and then play a game, read a book or just sit and talk. The time together may include help with academics, but at all times the focus will be the fostering of a caring and supportive friendship.
The objective of the Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program is to improve a child’s social skills and self-esteem, in order to foster a better attitude for learning, ultimately improving school success. Mentors may bring a sack lunch or purchase a meal through the food service program. Mentors meet with their lunch buddy each week during the school year beginning in October.
For those interested in becoming a Lunch Buddy Mentor, please read the Mentor Letter and fill out the required documents. Please apply by September 20 to allow time to create a mentor/Kinskid match.