Dear Brookside Parents,
My name is Jake Roper. I am doing an Eagle Scout Project to benefit Brookside students. I am raising funds to purchase and install two 8’ Buddy Benches.
A buddy bench is a very helpful tool at recess time. If a child cannot find his or her friends, needs a friend, or is new to the school, they can take a seat on the Buddy Bench. The school children will be taught to invite anyone sitting on the Buddy Bench to play with them.
Want to know more about the Buddy Bench? Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFqxqzI71Ic
This system has been used in many schools and has delivered great results. This is why I want to give this same opportunity to Brookside students.
After the Buddy Benches are installed, at the beginning of the school year, the school children will be educated on how to use the Buddy Benches to make friends and include others.
Fundraising events (held at Brookside Elementary School parking lot):
Tuesday, August 9th, 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, August 10th, 9 am – 2 pm
Donations can also be made via a GoFundMe campaign at:
Our goal is to raise $2,000 to cover the cost and installation of 2 Buddy Benches. Any funds donated above the cost of the Buddy Benches will be donated directly to Brookside Elementary School.