Best Buddies PowerPoint

Report
Our Agenda
 Meet & Greet
 To do’s
 Peer Buddy Roles & Obligations
 Calendar of Events
 Brainstorm
Club Officers 2012-2013
 Jordon Samson – Club Advisor
 MacKenna Wells – Club President
 Dana Puhl – Club Vice President
 Austen Flores – Buddy Coordinator
 Ashley ??? – Secretary
 Jeff Potter – Treasurer
 Ethan Russell – Historian
 Sally Gonzalez - Historian
Optional Officer Positions
 Talk to Mr. Samson if interested in being:
 Social Media Coordinator
 Friendship Update Coordinator
 Fundraising Coordinator
 Activities Coordinator
To-Do’s
 Get applications in ASAP
 Deadline for buddy matching surveys will be FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER 28th
 Deadline for buddy essays will be
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3rd
 Deadline for membership applications will be FRIDAY
OCTOBER 5th
COMMUNICATION
 REMIND 101
 TEXT @bberhs to (954) 635 – 5504 to receive
reminders and updates on Best Buddies.
Facebook Page
ERHS Webpage
Peer Buddy Responsibilities
 Build a one-to-one
friendship with a student
with a disability
 Contact BB weekly (note,
phone call, etc.)
 Plan 2 activities per month
off campus (bowling, mall,
video games)
 If you miss 2 consecutive
meetings or do not fulfill
the duties required your
membership will be
terminated.
Things to remember…
 Be PATIENT
 Dedication is key
 Be the EXAMPLE
 “R-Word” usage
 Person Centered
 Everyone is
Language
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I have an Autistic friend
I have a friend with
Autism.
 This is a DUAL,
MUTUAL relationship
 Age appropriate
DIFFERENT
 Your affecting
their LIVES
 Most important…
HAVE FUN!!!
Disabilities – Q & A
 Autism
 Intellectual Disability (ID)
 Downs Syndrome
 Multiple Disabilities
 Physical Disability
CALENDAR EVENTS
 Meetings – 2x a month on EVEN Wed.
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@ both lunches
BUDDY PAIRING PARTY – October 6th
CSUSB Convention – October 6th
Celebrity Bowling (L.A.) – Nov./Dec.
GUESS Headquarters Holiday Party – Dec. 8th
BB Walk Long Beach – April
BB Prom – March/April
Including Life Skills functions (Halloween Dance,
Valentine’s Party, and Prom)
Other club planned events
GET THINKING…
 Fundraising
 Club Logo
 Prom Banner
 Merchandise
 Activities
Best Buddies Projected Budget
 Chapter Dues - $300.00 (yearly) ASAP
 BB Leadership Conference - ???
(yearly)
 Merchandise - $200.00+ (possible profit)
 Chapter Activities - $100.00 - $300.00
Estimated need: $1,000.00
Footprints in Your Heart
Eleanor Roosevelt
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
Great minds discuss ideas,
Average minds discuss events,
Small minds discuss people.
Friends, you and me.
You brought another friend,
And then there were three.
We started our group,
Our circle of friends,
And like that circle There is no beginning or end.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.
This is more than a club…it’s helping someone’s
LIFE! Please do not put us in a position of
breaking a students heart. It will be difficult but
the end reward will be worth it. Yes, this club is
fun and has a great purpose but it is a HUGE
responsibility. If you cannot commit to this
program PLEASE let us know NOW so that we
won’t have to tell a Buddy that their Peer Buddy
isn’t in the club anymore.

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