Best Buddies Program Promotes Inclusive Friendships in Arkansas Schools
When Caitlyn Fite began classes at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, part of her scholarship program required participation in an on-campus organization. She was immediately drawn to Best Buddies, a relatively new nonprofit in Arkansas that pairs typical and non-typical students in friendships.
“Part of it was having a brother with autism,” says the 19-year-old freshman. “I’m very protective of people with disabilities. I know that they’re just regular people.”
Arkansas is the 24th state to establish a Best Buddies program. Dr. Angela Kremers, the state director, says the organization has three main goals: one-to-one friendships, leadership development and integrated jobs.
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