Citizens Member Success Story
Kelly and Emily were matched in October of 2018 and have enjoyed spending time together over the past year. You can often find them watching the newest movie or drinking coffee at a local coffee shop. They also love doing arts and crafts together.
When Kelly was in school, they didn’t have a best buddies program. She had a hard time making friends and had trouble with people making fun of her hearing aids. She used to sit by herself at lunch and was always looking for people to hang out with. Kelly joined a Best Buddies college chapter but unfortunately her and her buddy weren’t a great match. Kelly heard about the citizens program from her Special Olympics friend who was already in the program.
Emily is a special education teacher who is always looking to get involved in the community. She was looking for ways to become more involved with individuals with disabilities and stumbled upon the Best Buddies Wisconsin Citizen Program.
After an application and a handful of interviews, Kelly and Emily were matched! They have had a blast this past year and can’t wait to continue growing their friendship!
“We can’t believe we have been best buddies for over a year now!”
Interested in joining the Best Buddies Wisconsin Citizens program? Click on the link below and complete an application to be match with a friend!Citizens Application