Best Buddies is a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
"I know I have made a difference in many lives ranging from those of pre-business students struggling with their future to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have been previously excluded. The impact these organizations have had on me is just as large as the impact I have had on them, if not larger."
"Best Buddies shows me how not to be selfish. I have learned inequality and advocacy. Knowing that I can not only change a friend’s life, but also the mindset of a stranger, is much more rewarding than any title I hold."
"My name is Alyssa Stump and my gift will be showing students that loving yourself and loving everything you do is the best way to accomplish your goals, and help others along the way."