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Tempe High School - Best Buddies club assistant

Tempe High School - Best Buddies International

Mission

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and more

Website

https://www.bestbuddies.org/what-we-do/mission-vision-goals/Contact(s):

About the Internship

Duties:

The duties for USL intern: Lead students (regular students and interlectural developmental disabilities students) in service project such as Friendship walk; Spread the word to end the word activity; Fund raising for special events. Intern will organize activities between regular and ID students on campus; supervise the weekly meetings; assist the Best Buddies Club president to plan and set the goal for serving special needs students; supervise the officer weekly meetings; build one-to-one friendship between regular and interlectural developmental disabilities students. The intern also need to update friendship report on line to report our progress on campus.

 

Population Served:

The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagonos disabilities. We integrated friendship between regular students and Interlectural Developmental Disabilities students. The intern will directly serve both populations at Tempe High School. 

Community Need:

Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

Community Impact:

Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.