Best Buddies ensures that students of all abilities have access to the same opportunities for social interactions and experience.
Best Buddies participants explain the impact of Best Buddies at Midview High School on ABC 5 Cleveland.
Best Buddies participants in Georgia share their journeys and experiences with Fox 5 Atlanta.
Jack Mayor found attending High School almost impossible because he was bullied by other students who didn’t understand his autism until he found Best Buddies.
Last summer, Jack had the opportunity to attend the Best Buddies Leadership Conference where he participated as an Ambassador. Throughout the weekend, he had the opportunity to work on writing a speech that he would later share with over 2,300 conference participants.
Paige Petersen, the 2016-2017 Chapter President for the Waukee High School Best Buddies chapter first met her buddy Brian in the sixth grade. At the time, both Paige and Brian were attending Diamond Canyon Elementary in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sam and Jessica were first matched at Drake University three years ago. Since that time, their friendship has become more than just meeting the Best Buddies commitment their club involvement expects.
JaciLynn and Austin are in their second year of being paired up through Best Buddies, and their friendship is something truly special. In addition to hanging out on campus and at Best Buddies events, they also hang out outside of school every Wednesday.