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Best Buddies Announces BUILD Program

Best Buddies International is excited to announce our 7th official program Buddies United in Leadership Development (BUILD). BUILD educates and empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be leaders and public speakers in their schools, communities and workplaces. BUILD is the next step for the Disability Rights Movement - teaching people with IDD the skills they need to successfully self-advocate. BUILD prepares people with IDD to become active agents of change.

BUILD began as a group of Best Buddies staff members eager for progressive ways to increase the involvement of our Buddies, especially at our Annual Leadership Conference, which provides training for student leaders from around the world. Now we have trainings throughout the year all over the world.

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be leaders and we are thrilled to be able to provide training and support to develop leaders in our communities. Some of you are leaders already-check out our e-Buddies in Action this month to read about some e-Buddies that are taking on responsibilities and helping their peers with e-mail.

Are you a leader and an advocate? Tell us on our message boards in the e-Buddies Community.


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