The nationwide Best Buddies club recently partnered up with George Mason. What is the Best Buddies Club? Vice-President of the club, Maeve Curtin, said “It is a movement to create equal opportunity within the schools and jobs for people with intellectual developmental disabilities.”
At the high school level the point of it is to create social integration for kids with and without intellectual developmental disabilities.
Best Buddies does this by allowing George Mason students to have a one on one friendship with one of these students. The pairing of Buddies has already been decided, but the club is still looking for associate members who care about the cause of the club and want to be involved. Even prospective members not interested in being paired with a Buddy are invited to participate in the club.
They only meet once per month on the first Friday of every month. This allows students to help but not have it be a commitment they can’t fulfill.
Club leaders include President Pamela Arias (senior), and Vice-President Maeve Curtin (sophomore). Also on the leadership committee is secretary Krystal Le (senior), Savannah Ruiz (senior) who is the publicity chair, and Courtney King (sophomore) who is the treasurer.
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