Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $2,113
Event Type: Children & Youth
School: Massapequa High School
Date: January 23, 2024
Massapequa High School - Main Campus
Merrick Road, Massapequa
Best Buddies is about creating friendships among students with and without disabilities. They have fundraisers to support activities for the chapter meetings and to raise funds for Best Buddies International, https://www.bestbuddies.org, the parent organization, to help support the development of chapters in as many schools as possible.
As a chapter in Massapequa, they give to students who may need extra encouragement or support and build lifelong friendships.
The officers plan and organize different activities for all members for the two meetings a month. In addition, the students who are matched in a one-to-one friendship with a student with an intellectual developmental disability (IDD) make a connection with their buddy outside of school either through texting, hanging out, or having lunch together at school.