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Best Buddy - Adult Friendship Program

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ORGANIZATION: Best Buddies Minnesota

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Best Buddies Citizens builds one-to-one friendships between adults with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This program helps people with IDD become part of mainstream society and creates inclusive and diverse community for all.

Anyone over the age of 18 who lives in the Twin Cities (Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area) is eligible to join. Each participants must complete a background check.

Individuals with and without IDD matched in a one-to-one friendship commit to at least one year of friendship where they see each other in-person once a month for an extended activity and will also maintain weekly contact via phone, text message, email and/or other forms of communication. There will be optional monthly group events to attend with other Citizens buddy pairs

We match buddy pairs based on a number of factors - including geographic location/proximity, age range, shared interests and hobbies, and other individual preferences that are conveyed in the matching process.

To apply, visit bestbuddies.org/join and select our Twin Cities Citizens Chapter.

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About Best Buddies Minnesota

Location:

5100 W 36th Street, #16361, Minneapolis, MN 55416, US

Mission Statement

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Description

Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5100 W 36th Street#16361Minneapolis, MN 55416

SKILLS

  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • One (1) in person hang-out with your buddy each month (2-4 hours) and communicating with your buddy (text, phone, email) once per week. Flexible schedule.

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