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Lunch Pals +

est. 2022

Sponsors

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WHO

Lunch Pals+ is a collaborative partnership between Companions for Children and Independence, Inc.

Mentors - Adult volunteers who are 18+ years old, have completed Companions for Children's Screening Process, live within a 15-mile radius of Minot, ND, self identify as have a disability, and can volunteer for a minimum of one school year (Aug - May).

 

​Mentees - Students with a disability who have been identified by a school staff at participating elementary schools in Minot, ND 

WHAT

Mentors provide a child with someone to talk to, confide, in and share their thoughts with. Companions for Children provides pre-designated activities that are available and meant to be conversation starters and keep their hands busy while having meaningful conversations. Children with disabilities benefit from having a role model and mentor who has lived experience succeeding in life with a disability.

WHEN

Matches meet twice per month. A calendar is provided two times per year with pre-designated dates that are approved by the mentor. Scheduling is possible, but is discouraged as consistency is key to a successful match.

WHERE

The Lunch Pals+ program is currently at Lewis & Clark Elementary School. Matches meet in the school and have lunch in a predesignated area one-on-one.

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Interested in being a Lunch Pal+ Mentor?
Get on our Contact List for Next School Year!

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