Best Buddies helps to create 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.
Best Buddies meets the third Wednesday of each month and participates in many other events throughout the year. Activities may include going to the Best Buddies Ball and dancing the night away with new and old friends, cookie decorating, attending Pine-Richland sporting events, fundraising dinners, and much, much more! The only requirement to join is the willingness to be a friend.