Best Buddies

York Community High School- Elmhurst, IL

What is Best Buddies? 

The Best Buddies Friendship program builds one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through your participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy! 

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From our YHS chapter members

Some of our members shared testimonials about the friendships they have made through Best Buddies! Enjoy viewing some examples of the fun events we host each month!

From our national Organization 

Want to know more about how Best Buddies works?  Take a look at this video. Then, head to the resources page for additional details on leadership opportunities!

More About our Chapter

2023-2024 Membership Update

21-22 York Best Buddies Chapter

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