The OLW Buddy Program is a favorite of students and teachers alike. It pairs a younger student in preschool to third grade with an older ‘buddy’ in grades four through eight. Being a buddy helps to build community, teaches responsibility, models good behavior and gives the younger student a role model. Monthly buddy activities offer a chance for students to become friends with someone outside their grade; the activities are usually focused on faith and service. Most of the activities are related to the Virtue of the month.

In October, the Buddy pairs attended an all-school Mass together.

In September, the buddy pairs met to talk about Faith and work together on a project.

We are very proud of the OLW Buddy Program which started in 2010.