“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
"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
Best Buddies New Mexico offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment and Leadership Development programs– positively impacting nearly 4,960 individuals with and without disabilities in New Mexico.
October 21, 2018 Albuquerque Academy
Join us at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk, the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The walk plays a key role in funding Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD.
Join us at the Champion of the Year Gala, an event benefiting Best Buddies in New Mexico. Along with food, drinks, silent auction, and live music, the evening will be filled friendship and celebration as we crown New Mexico’s Champion of the Year.
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.
When sophomore Brianna Mathis was asked by her friend and Chapter President Christopher to join Best Buddies she knew it was something in which she wanted to be involved. “I wanted to join Best Buddies from the minute I heard about it. My brother, Alex, has a physical disability and […]