Best Buddies

We are excited to have our own Best Buddies Chapter at the JCC as part of our Kehillah programs for teens.  Best Buddies is a non-profit global organization that creates opportunities for one to one friendships for people with social, intellectual or developmental disabilities.  By joining with Best Buddies to expand our program we are able to accept teens from all Western MA school districts.  This program helps break the invisible line that too often separates those with disabilities from those without.

We still have openings for high school age participants.  If you have a family member or friend who would benefit from making friendships, attending fun monthly events and more, please fill out an intake form (see below) and send it back  by email, or fax to 739-4747, or drop it off at the JCC at 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield for Kerry Hussey.


Sunday, November 22nd from 4:00-6:00pm at Shaker Bowl in East Longmeadow! Please arrive by 4pm and pick-up will be promptly at 6pm.  After a round of bowling we’ll all enjoy pizza together in the lounge. Questions? Please contact Kerry at

Best Buddies Programs – Important Forms:

Best Buddies_Intake_Form

Best_Buddies_Contact_Information Form


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