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.
Best Buddies Citizens fosters one-to-one friendships between adults with and without IDD in corporate and civic communities. This program helps people with IDD become part of mainstream society and creates an inclusive and diverse community for all. Periodically, we will be highlighting a buddy pair that has gone above and […]
Best Buddies Maryland would like to congratulate Milton Somers Middle School in La Plata on a terrific year! Milton Somers started their Best Buddies chapter this past fall, and they have already accomplished so much. They have made five buddy pair matches, and have hosted a bevy of activities, including a […]
“At 12 years old, my mother put me in Rosewood Center, an institution for people with disabilities. It was difficult being away from my family and friends, including those at Best Buddies Maryland. I was there until I turned 40 years old. Rosewood is now closed for good, and I […]
“Carlos and I met in the 2013-2014 school year—our first year participating in Best Buddies—at Howard High School. After forming a friendship almost instantly, I knew Carlos and I were destined to be a buddy pair. Before Best Buddies, Carlos did not participate in any clubs or allied sports, and […]