Teen Creates ‘Sit With Us’ App to Help Others Find Lunch Buddies
The app was also created to combat bullying.
Kids can be mean sometimes. That's not breaking news or anything, but sometimes they can amaze you as well. Including this young woman from Sherman Oaks, California.
Natalie Hampton recently developed the latest networking app, Sit With Us, to help people find others to eat lunch with.
But here's the cool part - she's 16-years-old.
The product creates an inclusive atmosphere on campus as it allows users to mark themselves as "ambassadors," which signals anyone to join them at the table in the school's cafeteria.
"Kids can use the app’s features to coordinate lunches with their friends," according to the description. "They can also volunteer to be Ambassadors for their schools and post open lunch events on campus where everyone will be included. No one needs to eat alone!"
Hampton came up with the concept after she ate alone her entire seventh grade year and felt embarrassed and vulnerable to bullies, she told LA Daily.
Sit With Us is a free app that's currently available for iOS devices.
It's received a lot of positive feedback (See below) from users who've downloaded the app, including many of Natalie's peers since its official launch on September 9th.
“People are already posting open lunches at my school, so I’m very excited that things are already kicking off with a great start.”
What an awesome idea, and an even better kid! Check it out for yourself: