Adults participate in this school-year program. Most are from area businesses, but some are retirees or stay-at-home parents. The time commitment is every other week for about 45 minutes. A criminal background check and two character references are required for each lunch buddy.
All of the second grade students in the class may participate. All the adults come on the same day. The pairs spend time reading or playing a math game or other activity of the teacher’s choosing and enjoy lunch together.