Last week, Wheelock College Best Buddies celebrated #BestBuddiesMonth by holding a Spread the Word to End the Word event, aiming to decrease the use of the R-word. In this student-produced video, hear from students and their buddies about what the event and the program mean to them.
On Friday March 3, 2017 the Suffolk University’s chapter of Best Buddies held their “Spread the Word to End the Word” event in the Sargent Hall Function Room. “Spread the Word to End the Word” is a campaign advocated by Best Buddies and the Special Olympics that aims at raising awareness and to educate people
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.
Alosha O’Brien was born perfectly healthy, but after living through the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster when he was nearly two, his body didn’t grow properly, and he developed disabilities. Now 30 and living in the United States since leaving Russia, O’Brien mostly gets around with the help of crutches or […]
Andre, Best Buddies Massachusetts Ambassador extraordinaire, has been involved in four different programs and represents Massachusetts on the national Best Buddies Young Leaders Council (YLC). Andre’s involvement speaks to the success individuals can achieve when they engage with Best Buddies’ full continuum of services. Andre joined Best Buddies in high […]
Dudley represents the epitome of a highly successful, thriving Best Buddies Jobs participant in Boston. After graduating from the Lesley University Threshold Program several years ago, Dudley joined Best Buddies Jobs to work toward his professional goals. Dudley is a hard worker and tireless advocate for employment for people with […]
Michael and Katie represent excellence in the high school Friendship program. They attend Oliver Ames High School in North Easton, Massachusetts, one of the strongest chapters, which has helped set the bar for buddy pair involvement in the region. Katie is the chapter president for her high school’s Best Buddies […]
The Hopkinton Middle School chapter of Best Buddies Massachusetts recently took part in a school-wide lib dup of Lady GaGa’s “I Was Born This Way.” Not only does this look like a crazy amount of fun, but it is moving to see so many youth united behind sending such a […]