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.
The James Hillhouse Best Buddies program handed out “Blessing Bags” to the homeless in New Haven the Wednesday before their winter break.
Sean and Matt’s friendship has quickly become one of the most solid friendships in our chapter. Over the last few months they have become incredibly close and constantly remind others what Best Buddies is about. Matt and Sean talk and hang out all the time. They go to the movies […]
In 1995 Ron Pilkowicz volunteered for Special Olympics at the California World Games. He enjoyed the experience of working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so his cousin recommended he call Best Buddies. Bruce Epstein was living with his parents at the time and had been on the waiting […]
Members of the Cheshire High School Best Buddies chapter were invited to the “Pancakes and Politics” series with Senator Chris Murphy on Monday, March 17 at the Waverly Inn in Cheshire. Murphy recognized the student leaders and advisors for their success in promoting inclusion and respect for those with disabilities […]
Exemplary leadership can be portrayed in our numerous buddy directors throughout the state. However, one that really stepped up the plate this past year was Samuel. Samuel Smith has been the buddy director of the Ridgefield High School Best Buddies chapter for the last 3 years, and has shown a […]
Syd & Cate’s story is a little different than some of the other buddy pairs that you may hear about. The reason being that Syd & Cate did not become friends through Best Buddies; but, because of their lifelong friendship and their desire to enable other kids to have a […]
This year, Cheshire High Best Buddies is the largest high school chapter in our state, breaking participation records with 300 active members! With such a large crowd, the chapter has really focused on making a community impact outside of their school. In doing so, CHS Best Buddies teamed with BRAVE to support them in their mission of reaching to local veterans.
The closing ceremonies of the annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) are highly anticipated for anyone who has attended or tuned into this conference in previous years. During BBLC, Buddy Ambassadors of all ages from all across the world use their training to perfect speeches that, for some, seem to have been in the works for years.
ELHS’s Buddy Director, James O’Toole, was elected Homecoming King in front of the entire student body at their school’s football game pep rally.