“Having a friend is important to me because it helps me have a more positive attitude and focus on the good things. I want to thank Morgan for also introducing me to her workplace and helping get connected to a volunteer opportunity I really like.”
Best Buddies International, Special Olympics partner annually for Spread the Word to End the Word® Day. This internationally initiative aims to build awareness for 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.
Best Buddies has given our Jeremiah David the unexpected gift of acceptance and belonging. We didn’t pray for this, nor did we solicit it, yet we have embraced it and are eternally thankful. Best Buddies has given our 16-year-old with exceptional needs his first true friends.
Best Buddies has given Angie the opportunity to become a great leader and to know what true friendship is. Being a buddy director, a buddy ambassador, and an intern for Best Buddies Indiana has developed Angie’s leadership skills.
With a friendly disposition and kind heart, Zach Curtis has been such an influential Ambassador for Best Buddies. From Fishers, IN, he has been a part of Best Buddies in Middle School, High School, and now in the Butler University Chapter, where he serves as Buddy Director.
The benefits of RJ working at TCC extend far beyond the workplace. RJ’s mom Jodi Zeph quickly expresses the confidence that RJ now has in his everyday life. She is delighted that his social interactions have increased.
Here at Best Buddies Indiana, we kicked off February with our Friendship Walk Kick-Off! This year’s Friendship Walk Kick-Off was hosted by Park Tudor School.
“Before Best Buddies, I was going to work, working out, and then hanging out with friends. It didn’t seem like I was doing much for others…”
Matt was the trailblazer for the Best Buddies Indiana Jobs program. He joined the staff of the City of Indianapolis in August 2015, working in the human resources office.
This year, Indiana’s own Katie Harting was recognized as our staff member Rookie of the Year for her tremendous efforts in Indiana.