The Best Buddies high school chapter at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas — selected from several Best Buddies high school programs throughout the world — was presented with the 2017-2018 Overall Outstanding Chapter Award at Best Buddies International’s 29th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference: This Is Me.
Together, Best Buddies International and Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind, are making a difference. Best Buddies at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio is now open to new participants!
Anna Fedewa, CP at Seven Lakes HS, was working on clean up like most Houstonians after Harvey made landfall a few weeks back when she received a phone call from a chapter officer that was volunteering at one of the local shelters Sunday in their area.
Best Buddies Month is a time for Best Buddies participants to reflect on the importance of friendship, jobs, and the development of future leaders. Most importantly, it is a time to show the world the significance of these essentials in every individual’s life.
Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is excited to announce that it is partnering with Albertsons and Tom Thumb in an effort to expand Best Buddies programs throughout North Texas.
Houston is currently looking for new members to join us for our 2016-17 Junior Board. The purpose of the Best Buddies Junior Board is to foster the participation of young professional men and women in Best Buddies programs, fundraising efforts and to develop the skills necessary to transition to the Houston Advisory Board.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! FASHION! On October 24th, the Best Buddies Texas in Houston held its annual Champion of the Year Awards (COYA) event by hosting a fashion show. The EveryBuddy is Beautiful Fashion Show was held at The Health Museum and featured 35 fabulous models that included peer buddies and Buddies […]
Throughout September, Houston and Dallas hosted four Local Leadership Training Days for more than 250 of our middle school, high school and college chapter leaders, officers and advisors. During the trainings, the attendees were equipped with the tools they will need to lead our chapters and steer the inclusion movement […]
Best Buddies Texas and the Junior League of Dallas teamed up to create an incredible event called Party in the End Zone. The event was open to all Dallas area high school and college chapter participants and was a fun way to kick-off the school year with Best Buddies! The event was a huge success! Approximately 125 Best Buddies Texas participants came to enjoy an evening of fun.
On Saturday, August 29th, Best Buddies held a Buddy Ambassador Training for five of our Houston area participants. Best Buddies Ambassadors is a program that provides training for participants with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in areas of speech writing, public speaking, and self-advocacy. Ambassadors create opportunities to share […]
Who’s IN? We’re IN! That is what it was all about during the 2015 Best Buddies International Leadership Conference. Over 2,000 Best Buddies participants, volunteers and staff members gathered at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana to celebrate the mission of Best Buddies. This year the participants were ‘In to Empower’, […]
On June 13, 2015, Best Buddies Texas was invited to attend a Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game. The Skeeters generously donated a percentage of ticket proceeds back to Best Buddies. The Sugar Land Skeeters are an American professional baseball team based just outside of Houston. The Skeeters are also the […]
“I joined Best Buddies in 2005 at The Notre Dame School and I am now matched with the Southern Methodist University chapter. I work for Dean Foods where I clean the kitchens and work in the office services department. I have great bosses! I live with my Grandma and I […]
Best Buddies Texas’ Buddy Pair of the Year Jillian and Sophia personify the organization’s mission of genuine friendship. Jillian is the vice president of the Best Buddies chapter at Westside High School and she and Sophia became friends through Best Buddies during the 2013-2014 school year. The duo is inseparable […]