Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Merrill Best Buddies fosters one-to-one friendships between a student with an intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and a student without IDD.  With a focus on friendship, respect, and FUN, Best Buddies helps to create an inclusive school climate by allowing our members to engage in activities both in and outside of school hours and providing everyone the opportunity to experience meaningful peer relationships.

Friday, September 27th – Best Buddies Applications are due!

Tuesday, October 8th – Best Buddies Match Party after school!

Runs: All Year

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

How: Online Application

Contact: Danielle Taylor at: