The spring semester was an exciting time for Best Buddies Indiana! Chapters across Indiana celebrated Best Buddies Month and Spread the Word to End the Word, with ambassador trainings, fun chapter activities, and more!
From my first experience as a middle schooler at my sister’s event to now as a college senior, Best Buddies has helped me to become a more accepting and open individual, a stronger leader, and a better friend.
In the six weeks since Scotty was hired as a lab assistant at Roche, he has done more than learn the essential functions of his job. Scotty has become part of a terrific team.
“As a member of Butler University Best Buddies chapter for 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to use my leadership skills to make a difference…
“RJ adds a new dynamic to our meetings and challenges us to think outside the box and consider options that we might have not considered without his input.”
Madison and Thomas have been matched for six years since joining Best Buddies in seventh grade at Clark-Pleasant Middle School; now they are seniors at Whiteland Community High School.
This year, Indiana’s own Natalie Seibert was recognized as our staff member State Director of the Year for her tremendous efforts in Indiana. Natalie has dedicated the past 11 years to creating inclusive friendships, jobs, and leaders in Indiana.
The Best Buddies Indiana Jobs program helps people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities overcome employment barriers by working one on one with job seekers and employers to find or create jobs. One of those places is MOD Pizza…
This year the Best Buddies Indiana Gala raised over $320,000! The combined total for all of the 11 Champion teams was over $195,000 raised during the 8 week period. Indiana Rooftop Ballroom graciously hosted the Best Buddies Indiana Gala for the third year in a row.
Peter joined the Best Buddies Jobs Program in the summer of 2018 and was recently hired to work at Meals on Wheels. When asked about his favorite part of the job, Peter exclaimed, “Everything! I can’t pick just one thing.”