The Buddy Bench is helping kids feel more included

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Members of the Future Business Leaders of America and DECA clubs from Weber High School join Good Things Utah to talk about a current community service project.

They’re coming! They’re coming! The Buddy Benches are coming! Weber High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and DECA Clubs in partnership with local businesses in the North Ogden and Pleasant View area have donated Buddy Benches for Lomond View, Majestic, Bates, North Ogden, Pioneer, and Valley Elementary Schools.

This team of high school students are leading these schools and their community in a service project.They have partnered with local businesses to bring Buddy Benches to all of the elementary schools that feed into Weber High.  Team lead and club member, Grant Knight had already approached citizens in the community and was able to provide two benches for Green Acres Elementary School as his Eagle Scout project. Buddy Benches are special benches that will be installed on elementary school playgrounds. The Buddy Bench teaches inclusion, social skills, builds character, and promotes friendship. The Buddy Bench is a special bench designed to help students learn how to include one another at recess. If a student is lonely or needs a friend to play with, he or she can sit on the Buddy Bench. This is a signal for the other children on the playground to come and invite them to play. 

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