A role model is a person who serves as an example by influencing others. At St. Therese school our students live out this expectation of being a positive influence by being a great “buddy.”
An older student (i.e., buddy) is assigned to a younger “buddy” - and they maintain this relationship throughout the school year. For our older students, it provides an opportunity to be a leader and mentor. Meanwhile, the younger students have a friendly face and older student to look up to!
Some of the ways that buddies interact include: attending and sitting together at mass each week, participating in various community outreach together (i.e., Christmas Box project), participating in classroom projects, and just giving a simple high five in the hallway!