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Student Leaders from Around the World to Unite at the 29th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference in Indiana
Bloomington, Indiana, July 16th, 2018 — Best Buddies International, a groundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is excited to announce the 29th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference: This Is Me in Bloomington, Indiana, on July 20-22.
Last summer, Jack had the opportunity to attend the Best Buddies Leadership Conference where he participated as an Ambassador. Throughout the weekend, he had the opportunity to work on writing a speech that he would later share with over 2,300 conference participants.
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we are excited to launch the organization’s newest program, Best Buddies Living. Best Buddies is elevating our mission to meet the significant need for inclusion by establishing a residential living experience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their peers.