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Loveland High School Buddies
Loveland High School BuddiesHe is a Loveland High School (LHS) senior, a student athlete, and this year Bryce Plitt is also working as a mentor to a seventh grader at Loveland Middle School; his latest title is part of a new program called Loveland High School Buddies. LHS students work as mentors with younger students at every school in the district to strengthen the My Voice, My Choice anti-bullying initiative.

“I became involved in the buddy program because I like to help people,” explained Plitt. “I like to talk to people and I like to make others happy.”

This type of encouragement is the goal; Plitt is currently one of 30 LHS students signed up to participate. The mentors spend at least 30 minutes with their assigned buddy each week. The program runs through the school year.

“It’s about developing a trusting relationship between the mentor and the mentee,” said Amy Van Strein, LHS psychologist. “This bond allows the younger students to really open up and talk about meaningful things with the older students. That single influence can have significant and lasting positive impact.”

“I have learned that having a friend is really important and can have a big influence on someone's life,” said Plitt. “I have also learned that there are a lot of problems that people are unaware of. I believe that any person who has the opportunity to get into the buddy system should do so. It is not only helping a younger kid, but helping you out as well.”

Students interested in participating should contact Van Strein at vanstram@lovelandschools.org.
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