Best Buddies


is the best gift you can ever give.

That's why The Arc of South Carolina is the host site coordinator for The University of South Carolina's Best Buddies program.

Best Buddies pairs people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in one-on-one friendships with college students. College Buddy volunteers offer individuals with I/DD the chance to explore a new way of life through socialization and new-found friendship.

In 2013, more than 75 individuals were paired with a college buddy and enjoyed community outings, such as trips to USC basketball games, a Christmas party, and a Best Buddies prom, as well as hosting canned food drives and various other philanthropy projets.

Please note that Best Buddies registration is only open in August/September of each year, and the program runs through the UofSC academic year. To get an alert about when registration is open, please sign up for our newsletter.


Contact the office @ or 803.748.5020 if you have any questions, comments or concerns.