Buddies, Mentors, Role Models-Every School District and communities should have one. Upper classmates should be able to lead & mentor the younger grades and younger kids, so that they can teach them respect & responsibilities. It is very important to show them they have someone on their side & they have someone to look up to and listen. It would benefit not only for the role models but also for the educators. They can come to each other with any problems or issues that they are facing and learn to solve problems together. Teaching them to understand each other with love and patience will teach them to pay it forward. Thoughts?