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 and send it back by email, or fax to 739-4747, or drop it off at the JCC at 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield for Bethany Young.
Our program starts on October 19th at 2:00pm, but we are still accepting Buddy applications – so please get your application in ASAP! We will meet at the JCC 2:00 – 3:30pm on Sunday, October 19th. See you there!!