I received this letter from a parent whose son is involved with our Best Buddies Jobs program in Miami Beach. Joni’s message is a strong testament to the determination of our participants to be part of an inclusive workplace that allows them to fulfill their professional goals. Our Jobs staff is dedicated to building strong relationships between people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the companies who hire them. I challenge every business leader that reads this to consider hiring through Best Buddies Jobs by visiting www.imintohire.org. Are you In To Hire?
Anthony K. Shriver
Founder and Chairman, Best Buddies International
(transcript of the email below)
I wanted to share this great e-mail that was sent to the employees at Holland & Knight’s Boston office. Cristen M. has been employed with Holland & Knight for 15 years! Not many individuals or companies can say they’ve had this kind of positive long-term experience in the workplace.
Companies like Holland & Knight are stepping up to the plate by making the choice to hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and in turn finding that they have included talented, dependable and loyal workers like Cristen.
I wanted to share with everyone the below message from one of my staff members. It’s these stories that continue to inspire me and motivate me to ensure that we keep the Best Buddies mission alive. Read More…
Happy Holidays! I want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible accomplishments of Best Buddies’ mission this year, and thank you for your support as we change the world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Best Buddies had an amazing year, impacting more than 800,000 individuals with and without IDD and supporting nearly 700 job placements around the world. We hosted 1,750 participants at our annual student Leadership Conference, including our largest class of Buddy Ambassadors ever. Our national events, including the Miami Gala and the Best Buddies Challenges, were our largest and most successful to date. Read More…