Before joining Best Buddies, Will Kennedy had difficulty talking to kids with disabilities. When he did talk to them, it was usually a very short conversation and he didn’t make much more of it. Once he joined Conway High School Best Buddies, Will quickly realized that the members surpassed his perception of people with disabilities.
Best Buddies Month is a time for Best Buddies participants to reflect on the importance of friendship, jobs, and the development of future leaders. Most importantly, it is a time to show the world the significance of these essentials in every individual’s life.
(via Little Rock Family) 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.
Bree and Caitlyn are an awesome buddy pair from Little Rock, Arkansas. They enjoy laughter through their friendship and show what inclusion means to those with and without intellectual disabilities. Bree and Caitlyn met through the Best Buddies UALR Chapter and have been having tons of fun since that moment. […]
JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Christmas came early for a group of students at Valley View High School. Reveal Day was held Wednesday at Valley View High School for a new program called Best Buddies Arkansas. Best Buddies Arkansas is a program designed to form partnerships between special needs students […]