Best Buddies at the 5th annual American Graduate Day on PBS
On Saturday, September 17, Anthony K. Shriver and his best buddy Jorge Morilla were interviewed live on the 5th annual American Graduate Day on PBS! American Graduate Day featured leading education, media and celebrity figures highlighting the role of mentoring to help close the graduation gap, share inspirational stories from across the nation, and encourage others to connect with students as a mentor.
As part of this partnership Beat Buddies New York staff, participants and supporters were asked to help ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ! It was an honor and a privilege to share this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Manny a long time buddy in our adult friendship program had a grin from ear to ear the entire time. He couldn’t wait to tell his buddy Rachel when they saw each other later that evening. David Ashbury, one of our jobs participants recently hired at Holland & Knight couldn’t stop taking photos and loved seeing himself on the Jumbotron in Times Square!
It was a great day for Best Buddies and making the market a more inclusive place.