Lunch Buddy Program
The NCSD Lunch Buddy Program is a one-on-one mentoring program that takes place in the elementary schools in the North Clackamas School District. Adult volunteers are paired with one child that they spend lunch and lunch recess with (about 45 minutes) once a week for an entire school year.
Mentoring is a structured, consistent and purposeful relationship between a young person and a caring adult who provides acceptance, support, encouragement and guidance to promote healthy child/youth development and student success.
A Lunch Buddy Mentor is a caring, consistent adult that has a positive attitude and has the desire to help a young student feel more confident and content. Lunch Buddies comes from all walks of life, many different professions, and range in age.
During the weekly visit the Mentor and the Buddy will eat lunch together and then pick an in-school activity such as play outside on the playground, play an indoor game, visit the computer lab, read a book together, help with homework or do a simple craft project. All activities are limited to the school setting. There is no contact allowed outside of the school.
If you are interested in becoming a Lunch Buddy mentor, you can visit the Volunteer webpage to find the application and background check forms or call 503-353-5663