LRA desires to teach students to lead by example. We know leaders must lead with their actions as well as their words. Leadership is the act of setting the right example for those who follow. Leadership is about actively demonstrating your belief, not just talking about it. For these reasons and many more, we created the Bobcat Buddy program on campus. Older students are paired up with younger students each year. These pairings create a sense of community and build friendships across all grades. During the year, time is set aside for the Bobcat buddies groups to come together to make gifts for people in need, play team games, spend time together building relationships, and make crafts.