Lunch Buddies

One of the best ways to overcome socio-economic challenges affecting academic achievement is for children to have supportive relationships with concerned adults. This is the rationale behind the Brookstone Lunch Buddy Mentoring program. The commitment is only 30 minutes a visit, yet we see tangible positive changes in children with Lunch Buddies.

Lunch Buddies commit to eating lunch at least twice a month with a Brookstone student. We pair you up with a student and he or she will be your lunch buddy for as long as you are able to serve with us. Feel free to bring your lunch to eat, as well as a smile and heart to love and support a student!

If you’re interested in becoming a Lunch Buddy, please email Casey George.

Volunteer Testimonials

When I first learned about Brookstone Schools, I was immediately drawn to their mission for children. I volunteer as a lunch buddy for a 7th grade young lady who is full of life, bright, articulate, and makes me smile with the different conversations we have each week. It warms my heart and brings me much joy to be able to impart a little bit of love and spark into her life.
During my initial visit to Brookstone, I was immediately impressed by the caliber and quality of the students, teachers and staff that I met during my tour. Through volunteering at the school in the Lunch Buddy Program, I feel I have an opportunity to not only help equip my lunch buddy for success in school and beyond but also have a kingdom impact on the next generation of leaders in this city.
Nothing brings me greater joy than helping a child know how loved he/she is. The children's sweet spirits and love for life invigorate me each time I'm at Brookstone.