JaciLynn and Austin are in their second year of being paired up through Best Buddies, and their friendship is something truly special. In addition to hanging out on campus and at Best Buddies events, they also hang out outside of school every Wednesday.
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. What began in 1993 as a one-day event has become a month-long celebration of the Best Buddies mission. 2017 marks our 28th Anniversary, and we want you to celebrate the impact our friendship, jobs, and leadership development programs have had on your life.
Beginning at sunrise and officially ending at sunset, the winners of each race category are crowned by the solo individual or team who completed the highest distance total, celebrating those who pushed themselves to their limits in a day full of honoring those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Metro Tech High School volunteering at St. Mary’s Food Bank. The holidays are always a time for good food and spending time with your family. There are some people who don’t get this opportunity! Metro Tech High School loves to give back to their community since so many people have […]
The annual Best Buddies Arizona Spirit of Friendship Gala has been nominated by AZ Foothills Magazine for Best Annual Gala in Best of Our Valley 2016. You can vote once per day to help us win in the name of friendship! Best Buddies Arizona is proud to announce that its […]
Best Buddies Arizona, The City of Tempe Adapted Recreation and The Arc of Tempe are proud to offer Camp EKS for our second year! Camp EKS is an adaptive recreational weekend in Flagstaff where we are partnered with our friends to showcase the abilities of those with intellectual and developmental […]
“My name is Charles and I work at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). I joined Best Buddies nine years ago. I was invited to join the Ambassadors program where I learned how to give presentations, worked on my public speaking skills, and how to better prepare for job interviews. I eventually […]
“My name is Lindsay and I am a Best Buddies Arizona ambassador. I serve on the Friendship Walk committee and I am part of Best Buddies International’s Young Leadership Council. I am also employed at Medtronics. “I began Best Buddies as a freshman in high school. I remember one morning […]
Buddy pair Lauren and Ashley met on their first day of high school. With no Best Buddies club on campus, Lauren made it a priority to get to know her peers in her special education classes. “Ashley was one of my first friends in high school,” Lauren said. “I’m so […]
We’d like to thank our great friends in The Ability Experience and Pi Kappa Phi at ASU for putting on an ice cream social at Daley Park for some of our buddies! We are so grateful for their friendship and their willingness to truly embrace inclusion! Everyone had a blast […]