Ariana, a 9 year old GSGLA Juliette Girl Scout, uses money she raised selling cookies to buy a Buddy Bench and donate it to her school.
What is a Buddy Bench, you ask? The Buddy Bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. A child can decide to sit on a Buddy Bench during playtime, and it signals to other children that they would like someone to talk to or play with. It's a piece of playground furniture that has the power to promote inclusion, empathy, and kindness.