The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is coming to Indianapolis on April 22, and we’re inviting you to bring your company or community group to the party!
As you may already know, Best Buddies is a non-profit that works to confront the social isolation experienced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Because it’s often very difficult for them to make friends and get jobs on their own, they often face a lifetime of loneliness and seclusion. We bridge that social gap through our friendship, leadership and employment programs, which foster inclusion at every level.
The Friendship Walk plays a key role in making it possible for Best Buddies to thrive in our schools and community. There is power in numbers, and when thousands come together at a local level, the impact can be felt. We invite you to be a part of our growing movement by creating a corporate or community walk team, and inviting your peers to join in on the fun. Registration is free, and the Best Buddies Friendship Walk experience is priceless!
So why should your group be a part of this? Last year we served over 5800 people in 83 Indiana school and 2 adult chapters, and began placing participants with IDD into meaningful employment in the Indianapolis area through our new Jobs Program. But there are still schools all over the state that do not have a Best Buddies program, and close to 85% of people with IDD are unemployed - this needs to change. And you and your group can have a direct hand in making that happen.
Join 40,000 walkers in 50+ locations across the country to support the Best Buddies programs in your schools, workplaces and communities. Simply create your team at www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/indianapolis and spread the word. We’re planning a series of kickoff rallies to be held at workplaces and community locations throughout the Indianapolis area, and we’d love to add you to our schedule! Reply today to get a date on our calendars, or to request a Team Captain Guide.
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- 6 to 8 hours