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Best Buddies

Best Buddies is back for a second year at York High School! We had a great year last year and even took home the 'Rookie Chapter of the Year' for Illinois. Way to go Buddies! Please join us on Monday, September 17th at 5:00 pm in room A290 for a Family Information Night to learn more about how your child can get involved.


The Best Buddies Friendship Program builds 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. 


Best Buddies provides the opportunity for people with IDD to form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities with other students from their school. If you have any questions before the meeting, please contact one of the club sponsors; Amy Burton, aburton@elmhurst205.org or Samantha French, sfrench@emhurst205.org at York High School.

Posted by: Kelly Corry Published:8/24/18
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