North Clackamas Schools

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MISSION STATEMENT
 To match positive, consistent adult mentors to elementary aged youth in the North Clackamas School District to improve student peer relationships and strengthen positive connections to school.

EVERYBODY NEEDS SOME BUDDY SOMETIME  A Lunch Buddy is someone to eat with, someone to talk to, someone to listen to, someone to laugh with, someone a child can depend on to be there for them.  Spend 50 minutes once a week helping a child gain better relationships with their peers and feel better about their school community.  We also find that these Lunch Buddy relationships help to improve attendance and reduce trips to the principal's office.

  • Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are:
    • 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs than their peers
    • 27% less likely to drink alcohol
    • 33% less likely to engage in violence

If you are interested in becoming a Lunch Buddy Mentor at one of our elementary schools, please either click on the links below for an application and a criminal history check form or contact Linda Parsons at (503) 353-5663.  The program email is lunchbuddy@nclack.k12.or.us.    Application     Criminal History Check Form 

Once your application is received in our office, we contact the references you list and complete a criminal history check.   When those are all completed, we will call you to come in for an interview and program orientation.  Once this process is successfully completed, you will be matched with a student at the North Clackamas elementary school of your choice.  There will be ongoing support and supervision from the school counselor as well as the program coordinator.
 
Please note: The Lunch Buddy office is closed between June 12, 2014 through September 1, 2014.  

Thank you to our supporters for their generous contributions for the 2013-2014 School Year:


Mike Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament
Sam Elkins Memorial Fund
Milwaukie Christian Church
Bruce Alley
Andy and Melinda Pibal
Russ and Judy Isom
Mai Kiigemagi
Kay and Jim Loeffl
Deborah Noble
Virginia Green
Bill Magorian
Kevin Spooner
Rae Yau
Gretchen and Scott Walker
Stuart and Jill Fishman
Kim and Jason Hegdahl
Dean Patzer
Richard and Janet Enger
Protemp Associates
Joe Fairbairn
Ron and Shirley Naso
Diane Fleck- Someplace Else
Frank and Sherri Magdlen
Kristin Kinnie
Janelle Menzia-Murphy
Ardenwald Elementary PTO
Happy Valley Elementary PTO
Seth Lewelling Elementary PTO
Mt Scott Elementary PTO
Scouters Mountain Elementary PTA
Lot Whitcomb Elementary PALS
Kellogg Bowl
Pietros Pizza
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
eScrip Program (Safeway)
 

In Kind Support:

North Clackamas School District

North Clackamas Education Foundation

North Clackamas Family Support Center

Kerry Belle-Isle
Josh Lunceford
Ken Rommell
Ami Rome
Kristin Kinnie
Melinda Pibal
Jennell Andrews


 

The North Clackamas School District Lunch Buddy Program is privately funded, if you are unable to be a Lunch Buddy at this time, but would like to support this important program, please make checks payable to NCEF - Lunch Buddy Program.

Please mail checks to:

Lunch Buddy Program

Family Support Center

6031 SE King Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222

 

 


 

Last Modified on June 11, 2014