Fostering friendships

The Buddy Club provides opportunities for teens with disabilities to form friendships with teens without disabilities in their school. In addition to providing recreational opportunities, the club's purpose is to bring inclusion for teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the general population of their schools.

Monthly activities are planned for all participants in the Tri-Cities area and include socials, movies, bowling and lunches. The "buddies" have the prospect of gaining additional friendships, social skill development and increased independence. The benefits to the "peer buddies" are unlimited.

This is one of the few clubs that can change a life, impact a community and the world – all while having fun!

Seventh-graders meet during lunch on Tuesdays in Room 26.