GET INVOLVED: “Buddies” empower athletes with Downs Syndrome

Countless studies find that creating a culture that encourages volunteering can boost employee morale and attract the best talent among young workers. Local nonprofit Buddy Up for Life uses volunteer “buddies” to engage, encourage and empower athletes with Down syndrome to reach their fullest potential as well as develop life skills, including cooking and communications. Volunteers, call Buddies, are essential to the cause. No prior experience is needed. The most important qualities are a positive attitude, patience, and a willingness to help.