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BEST BUDDIES

School: Dandy, William Middle

Contact Name: Shanel Kates-Brown

Contact Information: 754-322-3200

Description: Our "Best Buddies" promotes one-on-one friendships between students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those without a disability, within the school. This program tries to break social barriers at a difficult time in a teenager's life.The program's main purpose is to allow volunteers to be paired up with a buddy with a disability and provide them with a friend or a mentor.