Since 2013, Best Buddies in Memphis has worked tirelessly to expand the outreach of our school friendship programs throughout the Mid-South. What began with a handful of participating schools has expanded to over 100 school chapters influencing over 4,500 members and 848 buddy pairs across Tennessee.
Featuring over 550 students, 300 parents, 70 VIP guests, 80 volunteers and special celebrity appearances – it was an unforgettable evening. The party kicked-off as students with and without disabilities walked the red carpet together amid the excitement and flashing lights of our prom “paparazzi”.
Best Buddies Jobs program in Tennessee opened in January 2015. The results are phenomenal proving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have outstanding work-ethic and skills.