Villanova Best Buddies

Villanova Best Buddies is a chapter of the international organization Best BuddiesBest Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Villanova's chapter carries on Best Buddies' mission by facilitating friendships between Villanova students and local adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Villanova Best Buddies hosts themed monthly events from September-April.  The events include a Halloween Party, Friendsgiving, a Christmas Party, Buddies Bowling, and more!  In addition to these main events, they facilitate small groups and one-to-one friendships to further the mission of inclusion.  Villanova Best Buddies has a very diverse group of buddies of all ages and many ability levels, many of whom participate or have participated in other Villanova organizations, such as Special Olympics and VUnited.  Their main goal is to create an atmosphere of cohesiveness, inclusion, and fun for everyone at the events.