One-to-One Friendship “When I first entered high school, my brother was the vice president of Best Buddies at my school. He consistently encouraged me to join, so when the time came for me to enter clubs as a freshman, I immediately joined the chapter. I was an associate member for […]
My name is Susan and my best buddy is Stephanie, a woman who has Williams Syndrome (WS). We have been friends now for five months and have really enjoyed getting to know each other.
This year we’ve had a large number of special education students who are unable to attend chapter meetings and activities outside of school; therefore, we’ve been challenged on how to meaningfully involve these in-school buddies with our chapter.
On January 19, Best Buddies Jobs participant and Ambassador Anne Johnson, Operations Representative at Accenture Federal Services, was honored by Washington Capitals and Walmart’s Community Playmaker Program
We would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU for making the 2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk the biggest in Capital Region history! Whether you attended, volunteered, or donated, your support made the event a huge success! We surpassed our goal of $370,000, raising $435,000 in total.
I’m thankful for my job at Good360, a non-profit organization. I’m thankful for having people who I work with on the projects I complete.
I joined Best Buddies because I wanted to expand my UVA circle beyond college peers and to bring community inclusion onto the university grounds. Some of my friends in college have special needs and some of them don’t – we all love and cheer each other on just the same!
As Thanksgiving approaches and I consider what I’m most thankful for, Best Buddies stands out in my mind. From the strong one-on-one connection that I share with my buddy Caitlin, to the bonds I share with all of Oakton’s buddies, the friendships I’ve gained through this club have completely changed my life.
October is such a fun month in Best Buddies because there is this overwhelming sense of new beginnings: a new season, new chapter members, new buddy pairs.
I have to admit that, initially, I was a little bit discouraged when I walked onto Indiana University’s campus for the Best Buddies Leadership Conference. I have wanted to have a buddy for the entirety of high school, but as a Promoter school member, I felt less involved than my fellow Capital Region leaders who have buddies and lead friendship chapters.