Best Buddies Announces New Partnership with Fundación MAPFRE to Launch Pre-Employment Training Program for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Central Massachusetts.
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.”
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!
On Saturday, June 11, the Best Buddies Advisory Board Programs Committee trained three new Buddy Ambassadors in “Finding their Voice.”
This year, the annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk brought together members from 24 school chapters and over 400 registered walkers, making this our biggest Friendship Walk to date. The weather was perfect for a Friday night under the lights walk, held on April 15th at East Greenwich High School.
On Saturday, March 19th over 350 participants from Best Buddies in Rhode Island attended the “Under the Sea” themed Best Buddies Ball. This is the biggest programmatic event all year and the students LOVE the ball. This year was no exception! The music was on point featuring Joel Romero. A special THANK […]
On Friday, March 4th the Warwick Vets chapter of Best Buddies held their first “Giving Friday,” a day where members, during one of their meetings find a way to give back to their local community. This month, they donated over 40 bags of toiletries and food to “Called to Serve.” […]