Newsletter | February 2018


National No One Eats Alone Day | February 9, 2018

Take a look around your school. Have you ever noticed students that are alone on a daily basis? Some students feel that they do not belong anywhere or with anyone. They may carry the psychological and emotional burden of feeling “different” from everyone else. They may feel isolated and excluded, and they might even be targets of bullying.

Not much feels worse than the sense that one doesn’t belong anywhere or with anyone. Perhaps that’s you, or perhaps you’ve been there before…

A simple act of kindness such as inviting a lonely student to sit next to you at lunch can not only brighten someone’s day, it can save their life.

Together, we can transform our school into a welcoming place so that no one has to spend lunchtime alone.

Friday, February 9, 2018 is National No One Eats Alone Day.

In this special edition of the iDrive Newsletter, we celebrate National No One Eats Alone Day with the goal of addressing social isolation in schools across the country; a problem related to many issues that students deal with on campus such as discrimination, bullying, and violence. Learn more about the effects of social isolation and what you can to promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion on your school campus.

Be Kind. Be Inclusive.

iDrive Student Advisory Board


In this Edition:

Social Isolation: An Underlying Issue

Stories of bullying and violence in schools are prevalent in the media today. The actions of those who intentionally inflict harm on others are troubling, and the outcomes are often tragic. Students who are socially isolated and bullied over a period of time may return to school to carry out acts of violence on campus, or they may commit... Go To Article →

Social Isolation: Effects on Youth

Social isolation, the lack of interaction and connection with other people, can have detrimental effects on a person’s physical and mental health. Children and teens that experience social isolation over long period of time may even develop health... Go To Article →

Join this Nationwide Movement: Promote Acceptance & Inclusion

How might you end social isolation in your school? Promote a culture kindness, acceptance and inclusion on campus. You can transform your school in a number of ways from daily decisions to student-led campaigns! Discover how… Go To Article →

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