Buddy Benches, an idea that began in 2013 by second grader Christian Bucks of Pennsylvania, are just that: a bench at an elementary school, childcare center, or community location where a child, or even an adult, who is feeling lonely, upset or in need of company can sit to signal to others that they need help or just a friend.
Where Can I See Buddy Benches In My Community?
Currently there are Buddy Benches in seven locations:
Annette’s Tender Loving Daycare
Derbyshire Place Community Center
Holly Hill School
Imagination Station Too
Sugar Mill Elementary
Treehouse Learning Center