Why does Buddies exist?
Buddies exists to reach individuals with special needs and disabilities. We believe that everyone is important to God, everyone matters, and everyone can receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In our experience, we have seen that in most cases, those who are differently abled thrive from being around others. For that reason, we choose not to separate our students from the classroom, unless necessary. Instead, we pair them up with a “Buddy” who goes to class with them, allows them to interact with others their age, and gives them individual attention when necessary. We do provide the option to separate those who do not thrive in an environment with others.