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Best Buddies


Mr. Kyle Kmiecik,, ext. 118


Best Buddies empowers youth to become advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by organizing and attending special events that promote advocacy and bring awareness to the disability rights movement.

Best Buddies at Fenwick is part of the Illinois High Schools Best Buddies Promoters Program. We are committed to raising awareness, advocating for individuals with special needs and striving to positively influence our families, friends, and communities through our words and actions.

Friendship Walk 2018

On Saturday, May 5th Best Buddies Chicago will be hosting its annual fundraiser known as the Friendship Walk at Brookfield Zoo. Check-in for the event begins at 8:00 am and the walk will begin at 9:00 am. Admission and parking at the zoo will be free of charge for the entire day. If you are interested in attending the Friendship Walk, you can join our team and help us reach our fundraising goal of $1,000. All proceeds from our fundraising will directly benefit the many programs that Best Buddies International has in place for those with Intelectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD's). Electronic donations are the primary way to donate, but we also accept cash and checks (all checks should be made payable to Best Buddies). If using a physical payment method to donate, please drop it off to a current officer or at the reception desk in the atrium (tell the secretary at the desk that it is for Mr. Kyle Kmiecik). We also recommend for those attending to dress for cooler weather. If there are any questions, please feel free to email us at

Becoming a Best Buddy

In order to join the club, there are a few things that must take place. The first step is to fill out a Membership Application for Best Buddies High Schools. Once you have successfully registered on that site, you have to go to our Schoology Group Page and request to join. Both your Membership Application and your request to join our Schoology Group should be accepted within three days of submission. Once you have filled out an application and have also requested to join the Schoology group, you must Join our Remind Group to be kept up to date. Although it is not required, it is recommended that you Subscribe to our Calendar as well to have your computer, tablet, and/or smartphone automatically update your calendar to match ours.


  • Participating in Disability Awareness Week at Fenwick as well as the Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Brookfield Zoo.
  • Students working together to positively influence our community, friends, families, and school to promote social justice.
  • Coordinate events with PAEC, Opportunity Knocks, and Misericordia. 

Kyle Kmiecik

Best Buddies Moderator

ext. 118