A caring adult relationship has proven to be one of the most effective supports children can have to not only be successful students but to succeed in life. Site Coordinators will mentor students one-on-one or in groups. One mentoring program is Lunch Buddies that provides students the opportunity to develop a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult as well as establish a network of friends. Mentorship strengthens the student’s sense of self-esteem, instills an enthusiasm for learning, and helps reduce risky behavior.