Route 56 mentors children
By Staff Sgt. Ronald Lafosse II, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 01, 2007
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Route 56, Community Service Committee, hosts a program, which is designed to mentor children who may have troubles or problems making friends, in conjunction with Winteer Elementary School called "Lunch Buddies".
Every week, Route 56 asks Airmen interested in volunteering to sacrifice their lunch break for the opportunity to visit with children on Thursdays at the school. The "Lunch Buddies" program has been active since Aug. 2006.
The Community Service Committee serves as the focal point for all Route 56 community service projects. The committee ensures that any type of community service projects Route 56 represents demonstrates the core values and quality military principles.
Tech. Sgt. Kerry Miller and Staff Sgt. Nicky Boyd, members of Route 56 committee, will ensure that proper leaders are heading projects established by this committee. The leader of these community service projects should inspire leadership qualities and enhance the professional image of all junior enlisted members that take active parts in the projects.
This year, Route 56 reserves two time slots for the "Lunch Buddies" program; 11 and 11:15 a.m.
Route 56 also participate in other programs such as, Airman Against Drunk Driving, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Veterans Association Bingo, Arthritis Foundation Walks, Race for the Cure Walk, Habitat for Humanity, Multiple Sclerosis Walks, Diversity Walks and The Classic Closet.
For more information on the community services provided by Route 56, contact Sergeant Boyd at 759-3127.
Participants that would like to order a lunch to eat while sitting with the children can contact the school office at 684-9373.