Thanks to what he’s learned at Best Buddies, Wayne Reed earns prestigious Johns Hopkins award. “He always displays a positive first impression by greeting all of our visitors in a friendly, warm, polite, professional manner.”
November 18, 2018
Owen Brown Community Center
Best Buddies Maryland will be hosting our Best Buddies Citizens Friendsgiving. This is a fabulous event that showcases our adult friendship program.
December 1, 2018
Baltimore Inner Harbor
The Race 13.1 Baltimore Inner Harbor half marathon, 10k, and 5k will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018!
September 23, 2017
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Join Best Buddies’ adult friendship program, Citizens, as we watch the Baltimore Orioles defeat the Tampa Bay Rays! Each ticket will support Best Buddies programs; come hang out with your favorite buddy pairs and their family and friends!
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.
May 6, 2017
Xfinity Center Pavilion, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Join us at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk, the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The walk plays a key role in funding Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD.
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 […]