Students celebrate 'No One Eats Alone Day'

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Students from Wichita West High School are visiting twelve different schools for 'No One Eats Alone Day.'

The goal is to invite kids they don't know or may be all alone to join them at the lunch table.

" I ask them questions about their day, what they learned in class and what they're interested in. After that, I tell them what I'm interested in," says Joel Gardea-Gutierrez.

The event is a nationwide push that was created to prevent bullying before it starts.

'No One Eats Alone Day' is a national program that started 6-years-ago. This will be West High's third year participating.

"It's really cool to be able to go there because you're like a role model to them, when we see them, they're always so excited and they look at us like we're grown adults," says Haylee Strum.

Organizers say the ultimate goal is to spread positivity by teaching kids to be leaders.