What is the first thing you think of when you hear best buddies? You think of anything, right? Well here at Brien Mcmahon High School, it’s a club for students with and without (IDD) intellectual disabilities. Whoever signs up gets paired up with a “buddy”; they get to do activities, sports, and get extra help. This club does a lot for the students with IDD and we need to get more people involved with this club. Clubs like these show the amount of diversity there is in this school and the way our school interacts with students in a fun, productive way.
They meet at least one time a month for their monthly celebration of friendship, each month they have an event going on, like in December they have a Christmas event right before vacation. Each meeting from 2:30 to 3:30, which gives the students time to do their activities and receive extra help they need with school work or any problems they may have. “Best Buddies promotes acceptance and appreciation for others in our school community. I support everything they do because they see all students as equal and they strive to spread love, connections, and positivity.” says Natalie Kulis(2020), secretary of the organization. I agree with her because this program does a great job at embracing the school community.
Best buddies is a great club if you want to strengthen your interpersonality skills, social skills, and build a good reputation with school activities. This club is the definition of school diversity; it connects students of different backgrounds and ethnicities. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join this club; it’s something that you can find very enjoyable and be able to attend all the time. Stephanie aristizabal, secretary of best buddies 2020 informs, “The message it brings to the school needs to be spread more. It’s to spread awareness, love, and friendship.” I strongly agree with her opinion because this club shows a lot of awareness and friendship that should be noticed more.
Overall Best buddies is a club that deserves to be noticed more and have people participate. It’s a safe environment that these students can go to, have fun, and do work. It gives the school a good reputation showing people the diversity we have and giving good examples to other students. Best Buddies is an excellent club in Brien Mcmahon High School.