Today is National No One Eats Alone Day! What is No One Eats Alone Day? Glad you asked! It’s a STUDENT let event empowering middle school students to notice students who they see are being left out at lunch time. Eating alone may not seem like a big deal to you but for many middle school students it is. Social isolation can be excruciating at lunch time. At every school I speak at or train, there’s always students who share how they dread lunch time. Some students eat lunch in a bathroom stall just so they aren’t seen excluded or outcast.
The No one Eats Alone program is not just a one day event. It’s the start date or kick off for many schools launching the program. Students from different schools across the country participate. It’s the beginning of kindness cultivated by students of all cliques on campus. If your school doesn’t have one, check out the link No One Eats Alone to find out how you CAN bring it to your school. It’s NOT too late to bring this program to your school. Check out Beyond Differences too! They started the program and have more student led initiatives to get involved in. Help students at your school build a community of inclusion rather than exclusion.