Sit With Us app encourages kids to invite others to have lunch with them

Posted at 4:45 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 18:45:07-04

DENVER -- One of the things we learned about Rachel Scott after she died in the shooting at Columbine is how she would often ask students sitting by themselves to join her for lunch.

Now, a California teen has created an app to encourage others to do the same thing.

Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton's Sit With Us app was being used in schools around the world within a month of its launch.

WATCH: Full story on Sit With Us app from World News Tonight with David Muir

It encourages students to be ambassadors in their school lunchrooms and invite other kids to sit at a group table.

The goal: to keep kids from sitting alone just because they don’t fit a certain label.

“They don't have to feel like they have to sit by themselves,” Natalie told ABC’s David Muir. “There is always someone there they can sit with.”

The Sit With Us app is not associated with Rachel's Challenge, but we think Rachel would approve of Natalie’s efforts.


Denver7 is a proud partner of Rachel’s Challenge.


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