INSPIRED 2 UPLIFT Photo: Child with a disability (on the left) getting mentored by an I2U buddy (on the right)

Our buddy program is dedicated to providing support and guidance to students with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.

Students are matched with trained buddies who provide one-on-one support throughout the school year. We believe that building positive relationships between students with and without disabilities is crucial for promoting acceptance and understanding.

Our program is designed to provide consistent and ongoing support to our students. We believe that by fostering meaningful connections and offering personalized support, we can empower students to achieve their goals and succeed in school and beyond.

Qualifications for Becoming a Buddy