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Best Buddies













Hello Heritage Community!

We are excited to officially launch the Best Buddies Program at Heritage Elementary School. Your students were introduced to the Best Buddies Program during their lunch this past Thursday.


What is Best Buddies?

Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one frienships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies programs foster social opportunities and cultivates friendships, inclusion, and leadership for people with and without disabilities throughout school and into adulthood. At Heritage, Best Buddies offers rich and diverse ways to teach awareness, integrate students with disabilities with their peers and nurture genuine friendships for students of all abilities.

What will this look like at Heritage?

  • We will hold activities approximately one time per month during the school day.
  • Activities will promote socialization/team building such as but not limited to: gardens, reading in pairs, dance parties, themed crafts, painting a mural, etc.


How to get involved:

  • Join Best Buddies at:
  • Where will you be joining Best Buddies: Click “Delaware”
  • Which program are you joining: Click “Elementary”
  • Search “Heritage Elementary School”
  • Fill out the membership application 2022-2023
  • Once you sign up, we will get notified that your child/student has joined and be able to get your child started with Best Buddies!

**Paper copies are also available to be sent home**


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Carly Aaron at or (302)-454-3424 Ext. 139.