Best Buddies

Best Buddies informational meeting on September 9th at 8:00 AM in the auditorium!

  • September 21st – online applications due
  • October 11th – Match Party! 5:30-6:30 PM (for those who have joined) in the cafeteria

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.

Runs: All Year

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

How: Online Application

Contact: Danielle Taylor at: danielle.taylor@dmschools.org