Message from our State Director
Friends of Best Buddies Texas,
The theme for Best Buddies Texas comes down to three words: enhancing, inspiring and impacting.
Best Buddies Texas embraces the mindset of …..what’s possible. Donors, volunteers, and staff worked collaboratively and rose to meet the growing challenges of the communities around the state of Texas.
Through our combined shared efforts, Best Buddies Texas’ programs flourished by being present in more communities around the state while increasing the number of individuals that we serve with our life-changing work. The Best Buddies School Friendship Program is now present in a record-breaking 106 campuses around the state. Meanwhile, the Jobs Program is now operating in the Dallas/Ft Worth and Houston areas.
Best Buddies is about friendship and inclusion in schools, workplaces, and communities. Best Buddies is about creating a more inclusive and accepting world. Best Buddies mission is based upon eliminating isolation and boundaries for those with disabilities.
Our recent successes have yielded a 47% increase in the number of participants in the Best Buddies programs, we ARE making a difference. Best Buddies Texas currently impacts over 7000 participants enrolled in our programs and an overwhelming track record of programmatic success. Best Buddies Texas will be impacting even more individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the coming year.
As the State Director for Best Buddies Texas, I am overwhelmed with pride for all the accomplishments we were able to achieve in the past year. I am motivated by these successes and energized to reach even more communities and individuals who so desperately need our programs. Our work is not done. With a growing wait list of schools and participants from around the state of Texas, we continue to be challenged with delivering quality programs to all communities in Texas. I welcome you to follow the accomplishment of Best Buddies Texas throughout the year on social media and am grateful to have you as a part of the Best Buddies Texas team. We are humbled by your support, compassion and belief in Best Buddies’ mission and programs.