Best Buddies High Schools: Chapter President

The chapter president (CP) organizes, leads, and maintains a Best Buddies chapter and ensures that members fulfill the mission of Best Buddies for one academic year.

*Must attend Best Buddies International Leadership Conference
*Must be a matched in a one-to-one friendship with a buddy
*Must attend the high school local leadership training day offered by Best Buddies staff

If you are currently an approved member of your Best Buddies chapter, please log in here before completing the form below.


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Submitted applications will be reviewed and used by the chapter leadership to identify and select top CP candidates. Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 1st.

Thank you for your interest in leading your chapter next year!

Chapter President Application, 2021-2022

Your Chapter
*College or University:
Program Year:
Personal Information
*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Email Address:
If you do not have a phone number please check the box.
*Cell Phone:
If you do not have a cell phone number please check the box.
*Year in School 
(during 2021-2022):
*Birth Date:
Address at School
*Street Address:
Address Line 2: (for apt #, dorm hall, etc.)
*Zip Code:
Previous Involvement with the chapter.

 *Were you involved in Best Buddies in middle school?
What is the best way for Best Buddies staff to contact you at school (please check at least one).
*Days and time that are best to reach you.
Please answer the following questions.
*What skills do you possess that will contribute to the chapter’s success?
*List all other activities, organizations, or employment that you plan to be involved in next year. Please include leadership positions and hours you expect to devote to each.
*If selected as the new CP, what will you do to make Best Buddies successful on your campus?
*Explain your current friendship with your buddy. If you are new to the chapter, detail how you will make sure your friendship with your buddy will be sincere.
Best Buddies Pledge
Please initial each statement to show you have read and fully understand your commitment.
If selected, I will serve as CP for the entirety of the 2021-2022 academic year, and I have no plans to study abroad.
I promise to execute all responsibilities set forth by Best Buddies International and as described in the Best Buddies High Schools manual for the entire academic year.
I pledge to maintain my friendship with my buddy and to set a good example for all members of the chapter through my one-to-one friendship and my leadership abilities.
I understand that I am required to participate in the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference in the summer of 2021.

Applicant signature
  Date: 9/25/2021

The current CP, FA and SEA will each receive an email upon the submittal of this application asking them to provide their electronic signature to your application. As an applicant, it is recommended that you follow up with them directly to discuss your application and the approval process.

Signature of current chapter president
  Date: ________

Signature of faculty advisor
  Date: ________

Signature of special education advisor
  Date: ________

Signature of program manager
  Date: ________