• Deer Park Best Buddies

     

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    Best Buddies was founded by Anthony K. Shriver, in 1989. It started as one original chapter to almost 1,900 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. The Best Buddies program is available in all 50 states and in over 50 countries worldwide.

    Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that is made for establishing a volunteer movement that creates a chance for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to make friendships, help them find jobs, and even learn leadership skills.