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Best Buddies

Best Buddies Friendship programs represent one of our organization’s three key mission pillars.  These programs build one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy. The peers as well as the buddies walk away from this character building with an opportunity to have a new outlook on life and self-worth.

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