Best Buddies Hawaii

Best Buddies Hawaii One-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States, and in 50 countries around the world. Best Buddies’ seven formal programs – Best Buddies Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies, Jobs and Ambassadors – positively impact nearly 700,000 individuals with and without disabilities worldwide. Best Buddies volunteers annually contribute, at no cost to their communities, support services that equate to more than $164 million USD. As a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with IDD secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships. Although Best Buddies has advanced tremendously in its short existence, many areas of the country and many regions of the world still lack programs to help people with IDD become part of mainstream society. With that in mind, Best Buddies is systematically implementing its 2020 Initiative, which will witness the organization’s continued significant growth, both domestically and overseas.
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09/17/2020

Happy Aloha Thursday🌺
Today we feature an awesome #tbt #tiktokthursday video from our very own @lahainaluna.bestbuddies . 💜Inspire your buddy pairs to create a tiktok video of their own and share it with us. Comment what other ways are you all staying connected during this time.
#frienships #bestbuddies #inclusionnotcanceled #weareevolving @bestbuddies_manoa @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @bestbuddieskailuahs @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddieswaianae @kkhsbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @mauihigh.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies

Happy Aloha Tuesday💜🌺Please join me in introducing Ambassador, Advocate, & Leader, Renee Manfredi!! 🗣She will be our spo...
09/15/2020

Happy Aloha Tuesday💜🌺
Please join me in introducing Ambassador, Advocate, & Leader, Renee Manfredi!!
🗣She will be our spotlight guest speaker for tomorrow’s Half-Hour Heroes call at 4pm HST via Zoom. She will be sharing information on an up and coming business (TEC Empowerment Group) that she is taking part in.
Would you like more information or need zoom link? Email [email protected]
#leadership #inclusion @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddiespearlcity @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @bestbuddieskailuahs @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei @kkhsbestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @seaburyhallbestbuddies

Happy Aloha Monday🌺Today’s #missionmoment is shared from one of the guidelines to establishing a Best Buddies friendship...
09/14/2020

Happy Aloha Monday🌺
Today’s #missionmoment is shared from one of the guidelines to establishing a Best Buddies friendship program. -💜Host a club fair, have a members meeting or meet and greet to recruit new members and sign up the alumni.
🗣Having members with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities is the first component to establishing a friendship chapter. It sets the foundation for opportunities to have one-to-one friendships during the school year.
👀Visit your schools website 💻 or subscribe to the newsletter 📰 to see when your schools club fair is happening. Share that information on your social media platforms and call your members to sign up.
Have any questions about how to sign up for your schools chapter? Email [email protected] or go to www.bestbuddiesonline.org today!!
#friendships #bestbuddies #inclusion
@lahainaluna.bestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @kkhsbestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @bestbuddieskailuahs @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity @campbell_bestbuddies

Aloha Everyone it’s Friday🌺Today, we have the opportunity to look towards the future but knowing we can’t forget the pas...
09/11/2020

Aloha Everyone it’s Friday🌺
Today, we have the opportunity to look towards the future but knowing we can’t forget the past. Best Buddies will reflect on the memory of those whom lost their lives on September 11,2001.🇺🇸
We live in a time of many changes and unknowns. However, we have many things to be thankful for and the opportunity to make our world 🌎 a better place.
#neverforget #september11 @bestbuddies_manoa @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskailuahs @bestbuddieskapolei @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity

Happy Aloha Thursday🌺School Friendship Programs are open and active! We are all working to make our communities more inc...
09/10/2020

Happy Aloha Thursday🌺
School Friendship Programs are open and active! We are all working to make our communities more inclusive. 💜Adapting to new norms can be challenging but Best Buddies has great resources to staying connected. Check out our #tbt slides on what you can do to be involved during this time. Staying safe is our top priority! Inclusion is not canceled, it’s evolving.
*Looking for ways to stay connected or need help with submitting an application? Email Program Supervisor at [email protected]
#stayconnected #evolving #virtual @bestbuddies_manoa @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @seaburyhallbestbuddies @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskailuahs @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddiespearlcity

Happy #WebWednesday everyone! Today we inspire, empower and motivate.💜•Join us today in welcoming Timothy Renken, Ambass...
09/09/2020

Happy #WebWednesday everyone! Today we inspire, empower and motivate.💜
•Join us today in welcoming Timothy Renken, Ambassador and President of the non-profit organization SAAC (Self Advocacy Advisory Council) on Oahu. He will be leading the discussion on what they do and how important it is to have self advocacy.
•Meet us via Zoom at 4:00pm HST for Half Hour Heroes!! Don’t have the link? Email [email protected] #leadership #development #advocacy #saac #bestbuddies @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskailuahs @bestbuddieskapolei @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieswaianae @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @kkhsbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808

Happy Aloha Tuesday🌺We hope you had an enjoyable weekend! September is an important time of the year because we spend ou...
09/08/2020

Happy Aloha Tuesday🌺
We hope you had an enjoyable weekend! September is an important time of the year because we spend our time developing trainings and establishing our friendship.
🗣Attention all school friendship officers, advisors and ambassadors. We will be hosting the 8th Annual Local Leadership Training Day on Saturday, September 19th from 10-1pm via Zoom! Please refer to your emails to RSVP for the event.
💜It is highly recommended as we will be discussing the virtual platforms, resources available to run your chapter as well as brainstorm and have fun with your fellow peers.
Need an invite or help with submitting your RSVP? Email Program Supervisor today @ [email protected]!! See you soon🤩 #gvt #buddymatches #friendships #bestbuddies @bestbuddieskailuahs @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddieswaianae @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @seaburyhallbestbuddies

Happy Labor Day 👷🏽‍♀️👷🏽& Aloha to #missionmonday🌺The pandemic has surely steered us all into designing “new norms”. You ...
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day 👷🏽‍♀️👷🏽& Aloha to #missionmonday🌺
The pandemic has surely steered us all into designing “new norms”. You all have been working hard to make sure we decrease social isolation for our friends with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Thank you🙏🏼 because inclusion is not canceled, it’s evolving💜 Take a break, enjoy that cup of coffee, or order take out. You deserve it!
#inclusion #bestbuddies #selfcare @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddiesmililanihs @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei

Happy Aloha #FriendshipFridays🌺💜Thank you to @bestbuddiespearlcity for being the first chapter to submit your Friendship...
09/04/2020

Happy Aloha #FriendshipFridays🌺💜
Thank you to @bestbuddiespearlcity for being the first chapter to submit your Friendship Updates!!🎉
It is so important that Best Buddies has an understanding of what is happening in your chapters. We would like to celebrate your friendships and promote ways you are all staying connected and being inclusive in the community.
Don’t forget to keep submitting the friendship updates, registering members onto BBO and attending our weekly activities on zoom!! We love seeing all your faces.
Have an amazing Labor Day Weekend!!
#friendships #inclusion #evolving @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @campbell_bestbuddies @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddieskapolei @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @seaburyhallbestbuddies

Happy Aloha Thursday🌺Here’s a #throwbackthursday gem of our participants @bestbuddies_manoa hosting a game day🎲🧩 on camp...
09/03/2020

Happy Aloha Thursday🌺
Here’s a #throwbackthursday gem of our participants @bestbuddies_manoa hosting a game day🎲🧩 on campus.
Although we have to remain socially distant, you can still host a game day for your chapter virtually on zoom!! Download Kahoot and play a trivia challenge or host a bingo party and celebrate your winners with a victory dance 💃🏽!
Social distancing is not social isolation. Inclusion is not canceled, it’s evolving.
#virtualmeetings #friendships @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieswaianae @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddiespearlcity @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @mauihigh.bestbuddies

Happy Aloha #WebWednesday💜It is important to Best Buddies to know the impact our organization has on our participants. W...
09/02/2020

Happy Aloha #WebWednesday
💜It is important to Best Buddies to know the impact our organization has on our participants. We strive to increase support by creating innovative resources to stay connected to the mission.
🗣A friendly reminder to all the friendship chapter that each month, please log into your chapters Best Buddies Online account and fill out the Friendship Update!! It will help the staff to evaluate where each chapter is and how we can help support you folks.
Deadline is the 5th of every month.
Need help? Email Program Supervisor at [email protected].
#inclusion #evaluation #impact @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddieswaianae @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @seaburyhallbestbuddies @kkhsbestbuddies

Happy Aloha Tuesday🌺It’s September!🎉 Lots of fun things happening. As @bestbuddiesmo created, Stay updated with all thin...
09/01/2020

Happy Aloha Tuesday🌺
It’s September!🎉 Lots of fun things happening. As @bestbuddiesmo created, Stay updated with all things Best Buddies. Whether •Reading through our monthly newsletter
•Attending our weekly meetings/activities
•Register for an ambassador training
•Becoming a volunteer or Champion for our events
Do you need more information? Email [email protected]
#friendships #stayconnected #inclusion @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddieskapolei @campbell_bestbuddies

September is around the corner and BestBuddiesHI has some new and fun activities, trainings and events planned for you!!...
09/01/2020

September is around the corner and BestBuddiesHI has some new and fun activities, trainings and events planned for you!!🎉
•Submit an application at www.bestbuddiesonline.org today to join us each week via Zoom at 4:00pm HST
•Your a member of a chapter and still need the links? Email [email protected]
See you all soon! Let’s join together to end social isolation.
#friendship #inclusion @mauihigh.bestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @lahainaluna.bestbuddies @kkhsbestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddiesmililanihs @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddieskapolei

Happy Aloha #MissionMondays!🌺It’s the last of day of August, how will you bring awareness to your community about the Be...
08/31/2020

Happy Aloha #MissionMondays!🌺
It’s the last of day of August, how will you bring awareness to your community about the Best Buddies mission of inclusion?
Post a photo 📸and don’t forget to tag us in your comments. 💜Thank you to @bestbuddiesmo for the reminder that when we are together, we end isolation! #inclusion #friendships #leadership @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @bestbuddies_manoa @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei

Happy Aloha #FriendshipFridays🌺Meet buddy pair Sophia and Malia from high school friendship chapter @bestbuddiesmililani...
08/28/2020

Happy Aloha #FriendshipFridays🌺
Meet buddy pair Sophia and Malia from high school friendship chapter @bestbuddiesmililanihs . They organized a meet up to exchange a keepsake to welcome each other to the new school year!🦉👜
We are thankful for our friends and it’s important more than ever to make some time to check in or meet up as we all benefit from having a friend.
Inclusion is not canceled, it’s evolving!💜 thank you to @tebestbuddies for the wonderful reminder. #inclusion #bestbuddies #friendship #meetup #stayconnected @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddies_manoa @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808

Happy Aloha Thursday🌺Join us today at 4pm HST for a fun activity and opportunity to get to meet new members to the Best ...
08/27/2020

Happy Aloha Thursday🌺
Join us today at 4pm HST for a fun activity and opportunity to get to meet new members to the Best Buddies mission!
Are you a member and still need the link? Email [email protected].
See you soon! #stayingconnected #inclusion #friendships @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddieswaianae @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808

08/26/2020

It’s #WalkItOutWednesday 🏃🏽‍♀️
Here is Ambassador Stephany Yee-Autele💜 @steffy_k19 in a #throwback sharing her love for Best Buddies and how the Friendship Walk supports building one-to-one friendships and opportunities for expansion.
Share a comment below on why you walk for inclusion and don’t forget to post a picture from this years 2020 walk and tag us in it!!
Interested to learn more about ways to get involved? Email [email protected] for more details.
#friendships #inclusion #stayingconnected @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddieswaianae @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddies_manoa @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @lahainalunabestbuddies @mauihigh.bestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @kkhsbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808

Happy Aloha Wednesday🌺Join us today, August 26 @ 4pm HST to welcome a special guest, Brandi Lotu for our weekly Half-Hou...
08/26/2020

Happy Aloha Wednesday🌺
Join us today, August 26 @ 4pm HST to welcome a special guest, Brandi Lotu for our weekly Half-Hour Heroes 🦸‍♀️!

She is a small business owner and will be sharing her journey in becoming an independent and self driven success.

Email [email protected] for zoom link! #leadership #bestbuddies #empowered
@campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddieskapolei @mauihigh.bestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @kkhsbestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808

It’s #TeacherTuesdays!🍎The new school year will definitely bring about new norms, new challenges as well as adjustments....
08/25/2020

It’s #TeacherTuesdays!🍎
The new school year will definitely bring about new norms, new challenges as well as adjustments. Our teachers and administrators are working hard to keep everyone safe and finding innovative access to an education.
Meet ‘Alohiau and Ka’ipookala, students and members of the Best Buddies Friendship Program @kapolei_middle_school . This week they wanted to show their appreciation and thanks for their teachers as they enter the new school year (of course with social distancing in place and virtual learning).
How will you show your teacher appreciation? Give them a shout out, drop them an email thanking them, tag us in a picture of your favorite teacher.👩🏾‍🏫🧑🏻‍🏫 #kindness #appreciation #backtoschool #bestbuddies @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddieskapolei @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddies_manoa @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @mauihigh.bestbuddies

Happy Aloha Tuesday🌺🗣Friendly Reminder for student officers,buddy directors, and advisors to attend today’s Leadership Z...
08/25/2020

Happy Aloha Tuesday🌺
🗣Friendly Reminder for student officers,buddy directors, and advisors to attend today’s Leadership Zoom Call at 4pm HST. Don’t have the zoom link, email Program Supervisor @ [email protected].
Topics to be discussed:
💜membership application process
💜opening school chapter
💜upcoming trainings (Ambassadors, GVT, Local Leadership Training Day)
💜Ways to staying connected and how you can more involved
See you all soon! #leadership #bestbuddies #inclusion #friendship @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddieskapolei @mauihigh.bestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies

It’s the last week of August but it’s officially the first week of school 🏫 and Best Buddies is excited 🎉 to make a big ...
08/24/2020

It’s the last week of August but it’s officially the first week of school 🏫 and Best Buddies is excited 🎉 to make a big impact in building one to one friendships, staying connected virtually and sharing stories.
For this #missionmonday, tell us, How has Best Buddies made an impact in your life? Comment below and tag us in a picture of you in action spreading the mission.
#augustchallenges #mission #bestbuddies @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @bestbuddies_manoa @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @seaburyhallbestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @mauihigh.bestbuddies

08/21/2020

Happy Aloha Friday!🌺💜
Best Buddies is LIVE and we are committed to establishing leaders within our communities by providing virtual trainings in speech writing, elevator pitches and so much more.
Best Buddies Staff will be hosting the next Ambassador training on Wednesday, September 2nd from 4-5pm via Zoom.
We are looking for speech coaches and ambassadors with and without disabilities to participate. Email Program Supervisor at [email protected] to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you all.
#buildingleaders #bestbuddies #ambassadors #training @campbell_bestbuddies @bestbuddieskalaheohigh @khsbestbuddies @bestbuddieskapolei @bestbuddieswaianae @bestbuddiesmililanihs @bestbuddiespearlcity @bestbuddies_manoa @mauihigh.bestbuddies @kkhsbestbuddies @lahainalunabestbuddies @bhs_bestbuddies808 @seaburyhallbestbuddies

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This is Glenn Hiro, chapter member at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa college chapter and state ambassador! This is why he walks! #BBHI #BBHIStayConnected #inclusion #BBFW
Why do I walk?
Hi! My name is Kc Dimailig, an intern for Best Buddies Hawai'i. Looking forward to seeing more people register for the Friendship Walk and representing our community! This is why I walk (': #BBHI #BBHIStayConnected #BBFW #inclusion
I would like to support Nikki so she can go Leadership Conference this year!
FRIENDSHIP WALK will be So much Fun Please feel free To pop in
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