Building Understanding,

Inclusion and Leadership

for All

Sammy’s Buddy Program pairs students with disabilities with their typical peers in schools throughout Colorado and Utah to create authentic learning experiences that help both special education and general education students learn and grow together.

The program’s mission is to normalize difference, encourage inclusion and build understanding around the challenges experienced by students with different abilities while developing student leaders within the community.

The program is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax deductible.

Inclusion can make a world of difference in the lives of everyone involved. My expectations were surpassed by this program. On numerous occasions I was almost brought to tears. What developed were typical activities and friendships- the most friendship my students have probably ever experienced.
Abby Latham
Special Education Teacher
In addition to building understanding and acceptance, Sammy’s Buddy Program teaches empathy, leadership, social emotional regulation, and authentic understanding of the value of diversity.
Noelle Converse, PhD

Our Reach

Two States

46 Schools

24,000 Students