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Best Buddies

Mission, Vision, and Goals

(From the Best Buddies Website)
Our Mission
To establish 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).

Our Vision 
To put Best Buddies out of business.

Our Goals  
Best Buddies created the 2020 Initiative in 2011, with the goal of opening offices in all 50 states, expanding into 100 countries, and impacting three million people with and without IDD worldwide by the end of 2020. The initiative also includes plans to train 4,000 Buddy Ambassadors, develop 1,000 jobs for people with IDD around the world, and increase the number of school-based chapters to 2,500. As a result of these ambitious expansion efforts, Best Buddies hopes to become a household name by the end of 2020.

To be Determined... 

Executive Board

Nicole Jackson
Co President

Nadda Warshanna 
Co President
Tira Valkanas
Vice President

Jake Wohl

Katelyn Kean

Ben Baker
Host Site Coordinator