Best Buddies International    

Social Impact Profile ™

Areas of Impact:
Mentoring Services,Advocacy & Human Rights

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) 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).


    Inclusion Revolution: 23rd Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference

    Best Buddies participants around the world are gearing up for a summer celebration of epic proportions! The “23rd Annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference,” held July 20-23, will kick-off an “Inclusion Revolution” for the 2012-2013 academic year. The conference, expected to be the largest in the history of the organization, will also celebrate its 10-year anniversary on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, IN. Read More


    Best Buddies Month Spotlight

    What started 19 years ago as a one-day event has evolved into a month-long celebration dedicated to commemorating the Best Buddies mission. “Best Buddies Month,” which takes place each year in March, is a time for Best Buddies participants to reflect on the importance of friendship, jobs, and the development of future leaders. Most importantly, it is a time to show the world the significance of these essentials in every individual’s life. Read More