Message from our State Director
Welcome to Best Buddies Wisconsin 2019!
We have been very busy in the first half of 2019 and have an amazing year planned. Our mission continues to spread across the state creating new opportunities for friendship and growth.
We opened 8 new school chapters this January, clearing off our waiting list. The good news is, we have another waiting list and will open 15 more chapters this Fall. Currently we have 65 chapters in Wisconsin covering 32 cities and 11 counties.
Project: Inclusion was held in early January and we had over 200 participants including student leaders, ambassadors, faculty and parents. There were some amazing speakers and fantastic breakout sessions.
The All-Chapter Dance was held in March and it was better than ever! It was at The Ridge Community Church and we had over 300 participants. Our Wizard of OZ theme was a great success! The Brewers Tailgate in April had over 1,200 fans and our Friendship Walk in May had a record number of participants as well!
We just returned from Leadership Conference at Indiana University where we had XX student leaders, ambassadors and volunteers from our school chapters and community attend. It was a weekend of peer to peer interaction, learning, growth and development and FUN!
We continue to lead Ambassador Trainings throughout the year and held our first Leadership Academy in Wisconsin with 20 participants and several dynamic speakers. Our Citizens program is continuing to grow as well! We have96 active citizens members and over 40 successful matches! They have been enjoying our summer programming too!
We are looking forward to the second half of 2019 with our new friends, new schools and new events while continuing our amazing relationships with our community!