Last week, Brewer Community School students learned about the buddy bench during assemblies. The buddy bench is a simple concept to eliminate loneliness, foster friendships and spread the message of inclusion and kindness. Our guidance counselors first spent part of their day reading The Invisible Boy as a preface to the Buddy Benches to all students. Then our Assistant Principal Jason Richards, modeled for the students, situations in a skit, where he needed to sit on the buddy bench. The kids understood the idea and had a good laugh while learning about the buddy bench, how to foster new friendships and how to be kind to their peers. Many thanks to all the teachers, guidance counselors and administrators that were involved in helping to obtain the buddy bench for the Brewer Community School.