Buddy International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started in 1992
and dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship
between professional truck drivers and children in grades K-8. Trucker Buddy
matches classes of students with professional truck drivers. Every week drivers
share news about their travels with their class. Once a month, students write
letters to their drivers. Students' skills in reading, writing, geography,
mathematics, social studies, and history are enhanced and learning is fun.