Favorite Organization: Best Buddies

archana-2016 Archana, Service, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

True to its name, Best Buddies is definitely a great place to meet new people and make some lasting friendships. I heard about the club from some of my really close friends who participated last year. This club is a nonprofit organization that connects USC students to a differently abled student from a local high school.

I walked into the school’s auditorium for the first time and was flabbergasted. There were bright colors, music blasting, and kids running around everywhere. Each high school student was partnered with a college student and then had a few hours to simply hang out and get to know each other.

 

I had an amazing time! As an associate buddy, I got to interact with and talk to a bunch of different high schoolers- we ate cookies, drew pictures, and had huge dance parties. It was an entirely new experience for me and I can’t wait to do it again!

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