• About Kansas City Public Schools Lunch Buddies

    Lunch Buddies

    The KCPS Lunch Buddies is a program in which a mentor is matched with an elementary school student in grades K-5 and visits the school each week to eat lunch with their mentee. Lunch Buddies provide guidance, support, encouragement, and friendship.


    What can a Lunch Buddy Expect?

    Lunch Buddies will:

    • Be matched with an elementary school student in grades K – 5 at Kansas City Public Schools
    • Attend an initial 2 hour, pre-match training
    • Serve as a positive role model and friend
    • Commit to supporting their mentee for an entire school year
    • Check in with their mentees over one lunch period on a weekly basis; at minimum
    • Invest in the present and future success of a student in Kansas City Public Schools

    How to Apply

    Complete this application to become a Lunch Buddy. Someone from the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation will be in touch with you regarding next steps. Please email questions to mentoring@kcpublicschools.org.

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