Newburyport is proud to be a chapter of Best Buddies.
Buddies is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing
the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing
opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.
in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant,
international organization that has grown from one original chapter to
more than 1,400 college, high school and middle school campuses across
the country and internationally. Best Buddies programs engage
participants in each of the 50 united States. They have accredited
international programs on six continents with additional country
programs under active development.