High school student founds club to make sure no one eats lunch alone


A Florida high school student wants to make sure no one at his school ever has to eat lunch alone.

Senior Denis Estimon remembers what it’s like to have no friends after he moved to the United States from Haiti when he was in the first grade. Now, he’s a popular upperclassman at his high school in Boca Raton.

>> Read more trending news 

Denis and his friends started a club called We Dine Together to help students build new friendships and to make sure everyone has a lunch partner.

“No kid should eat alone,” Estimon told a local newspaper.

Related: 'Sit With Us' app finds lunch buddies for lonely children

“There are so many problems in this world and the only thing that can solve it is relationships.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Living

Did you have tickets to Al Franken’s Monday event in Atlanta?

“Join us for a very special closing night featuring Senator Al Franken, No. 1  bestselling author and beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum, whose new book, ‘Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,’ tells the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office...
Jesse Jackson says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
Jesse Jackson says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, announced Friday that he has Parkinson's disease. Jackson, 76, said he had found it "increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks" and get around in recent years. After initially resisting due to his work, Jackson said, he relented and sought medical testing...
Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Chris Tomlin, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, U2

BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Saria Canady at  scanady@ajc.com. Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call the venue before driving a long distance. Follow us on  Twitter. ON SALE NOV. 17 ATL Collective presents Funky Christmas...
Anthony Bourdain says you’re doing Thanksgiving wrong
Anthony Bourdain says you’re doing Thanksgiving wrong

If there’s one meal at which family drama is on full display, it’s Thanksgiving. Expectations and emotions run high, and there are a lot of moving parts to cause friction. Even Anthony Bourdain, who is seemingly immune to the criticism of others, feels the pressure to pull off the most anticipated meal of the year. In fact, he dedicated...
Atlanta Concerts this week: Randy Newman, John Prine, The Shins
Atlanta Concerts this week: Randy Newman, John Prine, The Shins

Randy Newman will plays selections from his his new album “Dark Matter,” and other favorites. Photo: Pamela Springsteen BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene FRIDAY Randy Newman The delightfully wry songwriter released “Dark Matter,” his first album in nearly a decade , this summer and...
More Stories