Every summer, the Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) is held in Indiana for all of our middle school, high school and college chapter leaders with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Students from all over the world come together to learn how to become advocates in their schools and […]
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.
In celebration of #BestBuddiesMonth we will be showcasing outstanding volunteers, employees, and supporters. This post comes from the Riviera Preparatory School’s (RSP) Best Buddies Promoters Chapter leadership team in Miami, FL.
In celebration of #BestBuddiesMonth we will be showcasing outstanding volunteers, employers, and supporters every Monday as part of our Monday Mission Moment series. This post comes from Pablo Castro, Best Buddies Ambassador and student at Southwest Miami Senior High School. He has been a part of Best Buddies for two years!
Best Buddies International, Special Olympics, and supporters from around the world will unite on March 2nd for the eighth annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day. This day gathers people committed to a more inclusive world to build awareness for our society to stop and think about its use of the R-word and rally people to pledge respect toward all individuals, making the world a more accepting and inclusive place for all people, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Across the nation, Best Buddies chapter leaders and volunteers are hosting engaging events which challenge their community to think inclusively, share respectful language, and to act more mindfully in the way that they speak.
“Hello, my name is Charlie Heckman and I am a buddy director and ambassador for Best Buddies Jacksonville. I’m going to be a sophomore at Ponte Vedra High School this August. Before Best Buddies popped into my life, I lived in the city of Chicago where I was born and […]
“I made life-long friendships, interviewed Anthony Shriver, and made a difference.” Felipe Deupi, Chapter President of Best Buddies at Riviera Preparatory School in Miami kicked off his year at Best Buddies Leadership Conference in Indiana, and it has only grown from there. Felipe documented his experience at the conference through […]
How do you like working at Med-Care? I think it’s a very nice atmosphere to work in with lots of nice people. The people working at Med-Care really understand each other. What are your work responsibilities? I take the bus to work each day and clock in at 8am. I […]
Your heart will melt when you meet Best Buddies Ambassador, Sam Piazza. See how a partnership between PDQ in Carrollwood and Best Buddies changed his life!
“Since joining Best Buddies, friendship has taken on a new meaning in my life. In our chapter at Miami Beach Senior High, we have a wide range of personalities, from outgoing and humorous to shy and attentive. Every single member makes our chapter more than just a club; it’s a […]