Meet David & Aleah
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Learn MoreMeet Brianna & Kiersten
Friendship program - High Schools
“Kiersten has really helped shape me into who I am. I’ve always been an accepting individual, but until I met Kiersten my eyes weren’t completely open to the kind of friends you can make through Best Buddies!" - Brianna
Learn MoreMeet Garrett Duke
Best Buddies Jobs program
"I feel I have a purpose and I have something to do and a place to go every day. It is meaningful to have a job because it is so hard to find a job whether or not you have disabilities, and I feel like I am making a difference an impact on the world." - Garrett
Learn MoreMeet Mikoyan Salganek
Leadership Development program - Ambassadors
"My goal is to help other people get friends by spreading the word about Best Buddies, and by showing people that I am capable of accomplishing anything I put my mind to." - Mik
Best Buddies New Mexico offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment, and Leadership Development programs– positively impacting nearly 10,220 individuals with and without disabilities in New Mexico.
My name is Mikoyan Salganek, but my friends call me Mik. I am a Buddy, a Jobs participant, and an Ambassador for Best Buddies in New Mexico.Before Best Buddies, I was lonely and I did not have many friends. My mom had to fight for me.