is the best gift you can ever give.
The Arc of South Carolina is a 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.
Individuals are paired with a college buddy to enjoy community outings, such as trips
to USC basketball games, holiday parties, a Best Buddies prom, as well as hosting
canned food drives and various other philanthropy projects.
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.