Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization that promotes the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
At Emory, we pair these individuals in one-to-one friendships (“buddy pairs”) with the university students. Each month, we have chapter events where all members of the program meet together. We also encourage our Emory participants to contact their buddies outside of chapter events (through phone, e-mail, etc.) at least twice a month.
Typically, we have one chapter event each month of the school year (September, October, November, possibly December, January, February, March, April). These usually take place on Emory’s campus in Druid Hills. Past events include karaoke, soccer, tye-dying, arts and crafts, watching movies, basketball with the Emory basketball team, potlucks, and more. Events are typically two hours and almost all of them are on Sunday afternoons. Our first event will most likely be in late September.
The membership application can be completed here: https://www.bestbuddiesonline.org/Instructions.aspx?t=1 . Our group does not have any age restrictions or costs. Please feel free to contact Mack Schroeder, the Vice President of the program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 561-308-9669 if you have any questions or for more information about the program.