Best Buddies New York Leadership Trainings were held in our Long Island and New York City Regions for 75 high school and college students. Throughout the trainings, our student leaders were active participants in discussions about the three pillars of Best Buddies and how they support our mission.
This past June, ten Best Buddies participants from the NYC Citizens and Jobs Programs spoke on a panel about their careers to high school students from Mamaroneck High School.
On October 20th over 60 Best Buddies participants and their family’s got together at Wickham farms for a day of fun!
In September we had our first area-wide event for Best Buddies New York to celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her legacy of kindness.
Love Hockey? Volunteer to help with Rochester Special Hockey! The season kicks off October 21st at 4:30 PM at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex in Rochester, NY.
We didn’t think North Rockland HS Project LIFE/Best Buddies could top last year’s song/video but the #RWordStomp2018 may be their best yet! This is the third song/video that NRHS Best Buddies has released to Spread the Word to End the Word…
On Tuesday, August 22, 60 high school student leaders from New York’s Capital Region attended our annual Best Buddies Local Leadership Training Day. We also held a college Local Leadership Training for 15 college student leaders on Saturday, September 9.
The 28th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference had over 2,300+ students around the world, including over 120 people from New York, come together for a weekend in July to learn more about leadership, inclusion, and advocacy.
On Sunday, March 12, 2017 Riverdale Country High School came together to host their 5th Annual Best Buddies Friendship Ball. Over 200 participants from high school and college chapters in the New York metro area came together to enjoy an afternoon of fun festivities, food, dancing and friendship.
This extraordinary story starts when Jimmy told his friend Jennifer that he wanted to run a 5k with friends. The result established an outlet for Jimmy to get into shape, all while showing the community what people with intellectual disabilities are able to accomplish when given the chance.