Season 11 Buddy Coach orientation: September 29, 9am-12pm
A cornerstone of the AoS model, our Buddy Coach program engages typically developing volunteer peers to work and bond with our AoS participants. This highly successful approach provides our participants with special needs an inclusive opportunity with typically developing peers as role models, friends, and supports.
AoS staff provides professional trainings and individualized guidance throughout the season to equip Buddy Coaches with the tools, strategies, and confidence to be successful in the AoS environment and beyond. Buddy Coaches work directly with individual Angel participants to help them build skills in social interaction, blocking, lines, choreography, and much more, while they develop friendships with each other and their differently-abled peers.