BROWNSVILLE, Texas – No One Eats Alone Day is a nationwide initiative to promote inclusion at schools. More than 400 students at Manzano Middle School are pledging to stand up for their peers if they see someone alone or bullied. Experts say social isolation is a public health crisis and is affecting children nationwide.
Sandra Garza, community outreach, “They will be pledging that they themselves will have that opportunity to be good to each other, promote friendship and of course if you see a child there that is sitting down by themselves it’s just very important that you be the kind and humble person that sits down with that kid and you promote friendship.”
Aside from taking pledges, students were encouraged to sit with someone they don’t know. The assembly, which was organized by Superior Health Plan, is partnering with 14 other school districts to fight for the students who feel alone or an outcast.