Compeer's Lunch Buddies Program

Compeer Lunch Buddies

Lunch Buddies is a school-based mentoring program for children and youth who have displayed emotional or behavioral problems in the classroom. Lunch Buddy volunteers visit their friend once a week during the student's lunch hour (outside of the noisy lunchroom) to play games, problem solve, and most importantly, develop a trusting friendship. Participants are children, grades K-8, diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance (SED), or symptoms of SED, identified by a Communities in Schools coordinator or social worker at the child's school. 

Program goals include:

  • Increasing confidence
  • Building self-esteem
  • Establishing trusting relationships
  • Improving behavior
  • Improving social skills

To become a Compeer volunteer, please fill out the application and return it to:

Compeer Program
555 N Woodlawn, Suite 3105
Wichita, KS  67208

or fax Attn: Compeer Program 316.685.0768

 *Lunch Buddies is now serving Wellington elementary schools!*

For questions or to get involved email or call 316.685.1821 ext 1806.