CMS Best Buddies

Posted by: Karin Mellina 5 months, 1 week ago

CMS Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CMS is proud to have a Best Buddies chapter led by Jeremy Handysides, CMS Special Education teacher, and his student team. This team includes President, Jack B., Vice-President, Alison W., and more than 30 CMS student members who meet every Thursday in Mr. H’s room for both first & second lunch. These fun meetings help all students involved to engage in meaningful peer-friendships which have an overall social and communicative impact. Best Buddies team members also venture out on community-based instructional activities with special needs students for interactive social mentoring opportunities and assisting with functional skills curriculum.

We’re excited to announce our first ever fundraising event for Best Buddies.  In partnership with CMS PTO and the Aaron Chang Art Gallery, the event will take place on April 28th from 6pm to 9pm at Aaron Chang’s gallery in downtown San Diego.  Stay tuned for more information about this exciting and important night!