Our Misson

  • Best Buddies envisions a world where people with intellectual disabilities are so successfully integrated into our schools, our workplaces and our general communities that our current efforts and services will be unnecessary. Until that vision becomes a reality, our mission is to educate middle school, high school and college students, community citizens, corporations, and employers about the emotional, functional, and natural needs and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.

    Best Buddies High Schools matches students with intellectual disabilities with high school students from general education to create one-to-one friendships.  By introducing Best Buddies to public and private high schools, we are crossing the invisible line that too often separates those with disabilities from those without.


    Ballston Spa High School

    Guilderland High School

    Niskayuna High School

    Proctor High School

    Schenectady High School

    Shaker High School

    Shenendehowa High School

    Waterford-Halfmoon High School