Steve has been an Advisory Board Member for Best Buddies in Connecticut since 2016 and this is his story.
Things may seem really different at this moment, but our mission remains the same. We can make a difference! This toolkit will help us continue spreading inclusion and friendship even when we are apart.
“I love Best Buddies because it has given me new friends and confidence to speak up…”
“I cannot imagine my life without Best Buddies…”
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.
The James Hillhouse Best Buddies program handed out “Blessing Bags” to the homeless in New Haven the Wednesday before their winter break.
Sean and Matt’s friendship has quickly become one of the most solid friendships in our chapter. Over the last few months they have become incredibly close and constantly remind others what Best Buddies is about. Matt and Sean talk and hang out all the time. They go to the movies […]
In 1995 Ron Pilkowicz volunteered for Special Olympics at the California World Games. He enjoyed the experience of working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so his cousin recommended he call Best Buddies. Bruce Epstein was living with his parents at the time and had been on the waiting […]
Members of the Cheshire High School Best Buddies chapter were invited to the “Pancakes and Politics” series with Senator Chris Murphy on Monday, March 17 at the Waverly Inn in Cheshire. Murphy recognized the student leaders and advisors for their success in promoting inclusion and respect for those with disabilities […]
Exemplary leadership can be portrayed in our numerous buddy directors throughout the state. However, one that really stepped up the plate this past year was Samuel. Samuel Smith has been the buddy director of the Ridgefield High School Best Buddies chapter for the last 3 years, and has shown a […]