Gregorio is a student in Pembroke High’s special needs class, and Lambiase is a defensive tackle on the football team. The two met in the fall of 2017 through the school’s Best Buddies club, and have since formed a special bond…
“I thought that signing up for this program would mean I was making a difference in someone else’s life, but she’s made a difference in mine and has shown me what it means to truly be someone’s best buddy!”
“Having Autism has changed my life. People didn’t want to be my friend. I felt segregated from my school community. Today, however, my life, my experiences with Best Buddies, and my experiences with my school community have been changing for the better.”
“I was matched with Jared Plants sophomore year of high school. We have spent one year as buddies, and it has been a great experience. Jared has a vibrant personality and constantly makes me laugh and brightens my days. I look forward to the time we spend together both in and out of school.”
It took Kevin a while to find a job that was the right fit. As he tells it, he spent years “working with other job agencies in efforts to find a good job, which came with a lot of frustration and [few] results….
Last week, Wheelock College Best Buddies celebrated #BestBuddiesMonth by holding a Spread the Word to End the Word event, aiming to decrease the use of the R-word. In this student-produced video, hear from students and their buddies about what the event and the program mean to them.
On Friday March 3, 2017 the Suffolk University’s chapter of Best Buddies held their “Spread the Word to End the Word” event in the Sargent Hall Function Room. “Spread the Word to End the Word” is a campaign advocated by Best Buddies and the Special Olympics that aims at raising awareness and to educate people
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.
The 2016 BlumShapiro Softball Showdown for Best Buddies Rhode Island took place on Saturday, September 17th at Brayton Avenue Park in Cranston. Twelve teams competed in the all ages, all abilities, co-ed tournament. Congratulations to the 2016 Champs, The Thirsty Beaver — they edged out a great Fogarty Center team in the Championships!
Alosha O’Brien was born perfectly healthy, but after living through the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster when he was nearly two, his body didn’t grow properly, and he developed disabilities. Now 30 and living in the United States since leaving Russia, O’Brien mostly gets around with the help of crutches or […]
Andre, Best Buddies Massachusetts Ambassador extraordinaire, has been involved in four different programs and represents Massachusetts on the national Best Buddies Young Leaders Council (YLC). Andre’s involvement speaks to the success individuals can achieve when they engage with Best Buddies’ full continuum of services. Andre joined Best Buddies in high […]
Dudley represents the epitome of a highly successful, thriving Best Buddies Jobs participant in Boston. After graduating from the Lesley University Threshold Program several years ago, Dudley joined Best Buddies Jobs to work toward his professional goals. Dudley is a hard worker and tireless advocate for employment for people with […]
Michael and Katie represent excellence in the high school Friendship program. They attend Oliver Ames High School in North Easton, Massachusetts, one of the strongest chapters, which has helped set the bar for buddy pair involvement in the region. Katie is the chapter president for her high school’s Best Buddies […]
The Hopkinton Middle School chapter of Best Buddies Massachusetts recently took part in a school-wide lib dup of Lady GaGa’s “I Was Born This Way.” Not only does this look like a crazy amount of fun, but it is moving to see so many youth united behind sending such a […]