Best Buddies international seeks adoption by Lubbock schools - FOX34 Lubbock
Best Buddies international seeks adoption by Lubbock schools
LUBBOCK, Texas -
Best Buddies International—the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)—invites all area residents to attend an informational session about adopting its program into area high schools and middle schools.
The event will take place September 11, 2018 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 6109 Chicago Ave. Sharyn Casey, state director of Best Buddies Texas, will be on hand to provide an overview of the program.
Tim Siegel, who is father and advocate for his son Luke, who suffered a traumatic brain injury, will be the guest speaker. You can find out more about Siegel @prayforlukeseigel.
Best Buddies builds friendships between students with and without IDD, offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. It is particularly effective in creating an inclusive school environment for students with IDD during times of social and emotional development—such as middle school and high school.
Texas Tech University has an active Best Buddies chapter and members from the college group will also be present to offer testimony about their experiences.