"By the end of each lunch, each group will have broken down a little bit of the wall. We're hoping it will work," said Pacheco.
Prizes will be given out to students who step out of their comfort zones the most, including movie tickets for students to share with their new friends. Teachers and staff members are invited to sit and eat with the students on this day, which is also out of the ordinary for a normal lunch period.
For information on the program, or to learn how to participate and host a Mix it Up at Lunch program in your own school, visit www.mixitup.org.""