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Information on how to qualify and apply  for a Buddy Bench Grant coming January 1, 2021

Pictured: Skyla Libby, Mckenna Mills, Seylah Mills and  the principal and students of Cherryfield Maine, during the donation of Skyla's Buddy Bench, October 2020.

What is a Buddy Bench? The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Help Crossroads and Skyla spread the message of inclusion and kindness!

              Reason to Have a Buddy Bench             

1. If you are new to the school. 
2. If you want to make new friends. 
3. If your friends aren't at school that day.
4. If you want to play something different than what your friend is playing.

                                How it works

If a student is sitting on the bench …

You are looking for a friend. When someone asks you to play, join them, and always remember to glance over at the school's Buddy Bench to invite new friends to join in on the fun.

If you are not sitting on the bench …

Ask your classmate on the buddy bench to play, and make a new friend today! Keep growing your circle of friends until everyone has someone to play with. :)

Unite Against Bullying ME

Every seven minutes a child is bullied, according to an estimate by the U.S. Department of Justice. Promote inclusion – don't let your school's playground be a statistic. Give students a safe space to eliminate loneliness and foster friendships.

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