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e-Buddies in Action!

Each month, we are happy to take the time to highlight a school or agency that is involved in e-Buddies. Our hope is that this will be an opportunity to share some of the challenges and triumphs encountered through group participation in e-Buddies!

This month we spoke with Laura of Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona.

How long has your group been involved in e-Buddies?
3 years.

How many members are currently matched with e-Buddies?
12.

What are some key challenges you have faced and overcome?
Some students need one on one assistance. Aides and peer aides help us, so that's not a real big problem.

How do you make e-Buddies work with your group?
I have my Transistion Exploration classes participate. That way we schedule one day a week to use the computers in our media center and go use the computers together as a class. I make it part of the class curriculum.

What have your group members gained by participating in e-Buddies?
It's fun and they look forward to hearing from their buddy each week. They learn computer/typing and writing skills. They write about things that relate to typical high school teenagers.

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Do you work with a group of e-Buddies participants? We'd love to feature your group here! Please contact us at ebuddiescomments@bestbuddies.org.


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