On Saturday, October 6th, we dedicated the Buddy Bench that was crafted for our school by Metal Arts of Wichita. Shaun Huibsch and his family at Metal Arts donated the bench after Mrs. Meister's 2017-2018 third grade class set out on a mission to get a Buddy Bench for Maize Central. They understood the impact that a Buddy Bench could have.
Social isolation can be devastating. It can lead to students being bullied, becoming a bully, and even acts of violence.
Our goal at MCE is to use the Buddy Bench to help children that are feeling isolated make connections, form bonds and develop lasting friendships.
Thank you Metal Arts and everyone who came out to help dedicate our bench. It was truly a dream come true.