October 21, 2019 – Earlier this year, Best Buddies International partnered with Fundación MAPFRE to launch a Pre-Employment Training Program in Massachusetts. Designed to prepare Friendship program participants ages 14-22 with intellectual and developmental disabilities to transition into our Jobs program, this series of workshops and community-based learning opportunities helps provide critical services and resources for employment success.
Fundación MAPFRE is recognized as a leading global foundation for their commitment to people’s well-being and social progress. Their mission is to contribute to improving people’s quality of life and the progress of society through multinational programs and activities.
Best Buddies and Fundación MAPFRE are exploring how to not only sustain, but also expand the program in Massacussetts and work on the next step to implement the program in other states. This partnership was features in La Fundación Magazine’s September edition, read more below.