In the Life Skills classroom on the first floor of Woodland Regional High School an elective called Peer Buddies, a class unlike any other, takes place. In this class members of the student body, the “peer buddies” get a chance to work with Life Skills students.
The buddies teach lessons to the Life Skills students, learn about different disabilities and complete a community service project. This year, for her community service project peer buddy, Emma Sardinskas, chose to make and sell t-shirts to raise money for the class.
“Emily Broe made and sold t-shirts last year so I decided it would be nice to make the shirts a tradition as part of my community service project,” said Sardinskas.
Sardinskas has opened up the sale of the shirts to the whole school, so any member of the staff or student body can purchase one.
“I know a lot of kids don’t take peer buddies, but they still have relationships with Life Skills kids through Unified Sports or just talking to them in the hallways,” said Sardinskas.
The bright blue shirts have the moto “Be a Buddy” across the front and are $15 each. To purchase one or for more information about the shirts contact Sardinskas at 203-233-3183.