Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik middle and high school students participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on April 17 at Crossgates Mall in Albany. The walk raised more than $100,000 for Best Buddies New York to help clubs across the state sponsor such events as the Best Buddies Ball and send high school Best Buddies presidents to the annual conference in July.
This was the fourth year the RCS middle school club has participated in the walk, and it was the first year for the high school.
Best Buddies International is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best buddies helps people with IDD form meaningful friendships with their peers; secure successful jobs; live independently; improve their public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills; and feel valued by society.