Leadership HC Buddy Bench Campaign
This project is brought to you by the Leadership Hardin County class of 15-16. Leadership Hardin County is a leadership development and community educational program that connects and inspires local leaders. As part of this program, we as participants are required to do a collective service project to help address a need in our community. After our Education Day meeting, we were inspired by a local teacher, Ms. Laura Beth Hayes, who was working on a project with her students to get a Buddy Bench at their school. We decided this was a project that was not just great for this school, but all of the elementary schools in our county!
The money raised by this account will go toward purchasing the Buddy Benches for all 15 elementary schools and the production of the training video.
Thank you for your generous donation! Hopefully, this is a gift that will help the kids in Hardin County for many years to come!
Ms Manire, You failed to mention that Mr Ron Selbe, a Sophomore from John Hardin High School, was actually the person who inspired this project in Hardin County. Ron, my son, made a Buddy Bench for New Highland, an elementary school in Hardin County, as his Eagle project. Ron is a Life Scout with Troop 233, Elizabethtown. He completed his project over Thanksgiving weekend, 2015. After the News Enterprise covered this story on the front page of the Sunday paper, on December 6, 2015, the Leadership Hardin County decided to install benches in all remaining elementary schools in the county. I do hope that your organization gets the funds needed to complete your mission. The Buddy Bench that my son made, and installed at New Highland has already had such a huge impact on our school. I only want credit to go to the correct person. Eagle projects are a huge accomplishment for young men, and I don't want that taken from Ron. I have pictures to share of the process of Ron, and his crew making, and installing the Buddy Bench at New Highland Elementary School, if you are interested in seeing them. They can be seen here : www.facebook.com/selbeclan/media_set?set=a.10207979103058465.1073742016.1324488052&type=
Thank you for your efforts. I've seen these benches in many articles across the country and they seem to be a resounding success. Here's more info on the national initative to spread these benches. http://buddybench.org