The breakfast club – a good start to the day

We have so called Breakfast Clubs in various cities in Swedein. The breakfast club is a safe meeting place that gives students a calm start to- and a better day at school.

Our breakfast clubs gives students a good start to the day and helps them to do better in school. The breakfast club is a partnership between the Red Cross Youth and schools and it is our volunteers who serve breakfast to the students.

If a child eats little or no breakfast it will be difficult for that child to concentrate and do good in school. If a child eats little it can also effect the child’s health.

We want all children to have the same possibilities to do good in school. It is the local branches if the Swedish Red Cross Youth that start up and runs the breakfast clubs. We are happy to be contacted by schools who wants to engage in a breakfast club cooperation.

A friendlier atmosphere

The breakfast is more than the food we eat. The breakfast club is a calm and safe meeting place where students, school staff and Red Cross Youth volunteers meet and eat together.

Our volunteers serve as role models. The students also help out to serve the breaksfast, which makes their own involvement grow.

It is very important for a child to feel involved and important. In The Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 12, one can read more about this.

You can help – be a volunteer

 

Our breakfast clubs always needs more volunteers. If you are interested in helping out you can contact victor.johansson@redcross.se and let us know in what city or town you are living, to see if there is a breakfast club att your location.

 

As we say: ”In the breakfast club the food is important but the meeting place is even more important”.