One-to-One Friendship: Best Buddies Elementary Schools
Students at Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, Illinois will now know how incredible a Best Buddies made friendship can be. We are thrilled to announce we have officially launched the first Best Buddies Elementary School chapter in Illinois and look forward to opening more in the coming months.
What is the impact of starting a program for children at such a young age?
“As the mother of an 11-year-old with autism, I am grateful to Best Buddies and to Avoca West for starting the program. It’s already made a big difference in my daughter’s life and in the life of our family. As a mother, I worry every day whether our daughter feels lonely at school, whether she’s connecting with other kids and whether she’ll have friends once she reaches middle school. Best Buddies, by being in her elementary school, is helping to establish bonds with other children and help teach all children that kindness, acceptance, and inclusion should be a part of their lives.”
Welcome to the Best Buddies family, Avoca West! If you are interested in learning how to establish a Best Buddies chapter, contact Program Supervisor, Emma Reutter today.