I have always loved the different buddy programs I've seen and read about. At my school I am working with Student Services in creating this program called CAP (Classroom Assistance Program). This program is really cool because it seeks to pair at-risk students with students in her class as a means of providing an alternative behavior intervention for our at-risk students. Both the at-risk & the students in my class benefit from the pairings. My class is an special day class so they are with me the entire day except for their elective period. I am able to give my students the opportunity to socialize with students in the gen ed population. Usually when the at-rist student comes into my class, they do some academic work with one of my students. When they finish, I will have the students play a game to encourage socialization. I have only worked on this program for 3 weeks, so its very new.