Best Buddies at CHFHS

Christian Brown-Cole

Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization meant to improve education for the mentally challenged. It was founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver to foster one-to-one friendships for people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Today it is the world’s largest organization dedicated to making people with IDD our equals. Their goal is to befriend everyone no matter what disabilities they have.
The organization is volunteer based. These volunteers help people with IDD.
The Best Buddies also has celebrations, like “friendship walks” #BestBuddiesMonth (March) and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October). The Best Buddies is also working on implementing a pre-employment training system for people 14-22 in every state.