Best Buddies

The Best Buddies program at Luther Burbank was one of the first officially chartered middle school chapters, dedicated to establishing mutually enriching one-to-one friendships to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Best Buddies was founded as an organization in 1989, and now includes more than 1400 chapters across the world. We are proud to be part of the Best Buddies International organization.

Our Best Buddies chapter assists in facilitating mutually rewarding friendships between students with special needs and their middle school peers, by holding monthly activities after school. Best Buddies will meet on the virtually on the first Wednesday of each month. The activities are held from 2:45-3:30.

Sign-ups have started on-line at Students may begin participating in Best Buddies when a signed application has been submitted.

For more information contact Mrs. Lonardo at