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Best Buddies - Irvine

After-School / Community Activities, Adult Day Programs, Adult Employment + 1 more
  • Location Address: 15251 Barranca Parkway | Irvine, CA 92618
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About Best Buddies - Irvine

Best Buddies is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide people with developmental disabilities with opportunities for one-on-one friendships. Volunteers from the community are matched into such a friendship with adults with disabilities who share similar interests. All of our volunteers go through an extensive application process and background check, and are required to maintain weekly contact with their Buddy, in addition to one-on-one outings twice a month, such as dinner or bowling. A Best Buddies friendship provides vital socialization skills, a heightened sense of independence, and increased self-confidence to the people who are often neglected by mainstream society.


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  • person icon Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder, Chairman & CEO

Founding Story

Anthony Kennedy Shriver is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Best Buddies International, which he created in 1989 to foster one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Recognizing the tremendous volunteer potential of university students, Shriver first inspired his college peers to personally collabo
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15251 Barranca Parkway, CA, 92618

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