Best Buddies

Best Buddies International (BBI) is a 501©3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Schriver with the mission to create a global movement of social inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). BBI is now in all 50 states and active in 54 countries across the globe. The New Mexico affiliate of BBI was established in 2008 to offer one-to-one friendship with youth with and without IDD through school chapters from elementary through college and beyond with our adult’s Citizens Program. BBI in NM also offers Leadership Development and self-advocacy training, pre-employment career preparedness for high school students with IDD, and Integrated Employment and internship opportunities through our Jobs Program. We have 48 school chapters throughout the state and growing, serve 62 individuals in supported, integrated employment, and impact the lives of over 5,500 New Mexicans.

Find out more about the Champion of the Year Gala on October 29th today:

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Tessah Latson
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