Scituate High School Best Buddies 2017-18


Each Month There will be 1 IN-school AND 1 AFTER-school Meeting


Informational Kick-off Meeting: Thursday, September 28 2:50pm  Cafeteria

REGISTRATION BEGINS Thursday, September 28, Deadline October 6  Maximum Registrations = 80

Best Buddies provides strong peer mentor and social thinking training opportunities as well as many field trips and social activities for ALL students to participate!   

The SHS chapter of Best Buddies International enhances a caring and compassionate school community that practices inclusion, involvement, peer assistance and acceptance of differences.  Interested students will apply for the program through an online PARENT registration.  Members will attend training programs throughout the year plus additional field trips and activities in and after school. Trainings provide members with sufficient knowledge and skills to enable them to serve as peer supports for students with disabilities, while all students get to enjoy activities and field trips in an inclusive, accepting and relaxed social atmosphere. We will meet BI-MONTHLY on Thursdays (1 in-school and 1 after-school at 2:50pm with end time based on event), with the opportunity to participate in additional activities with dates TBD.  Members play an important role in the student community at SHS.  Peer mentors provide social connections and role modeling for a culture of inclusion and support.  With this responsibility and beneficial impact comes an important commitment of time and dedication.  Tentative Schedule is posted below.

NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance is expected and evaluated each term for continued participation. We are offering both IN and AFTER-school opportunities to accommodate ALL student schedules.  If you play a sport or are a member of another club, please discuss your monthly Best Buddies after-school sessions with your coach or advisor in advance.  All Best Buddies Registrants will be required to attend AT LEAST 1 in and/or after-school activity each quarter.  Attendance will be taken; it is the student's responsibility to sign in.  Attendance sheets will be sent to the Guidance Office to confirm active participation in this program.  

Application Process:

  • Parent Required to Complete On-line Registration 
  • Applicants selected by SHS Staff Advisors; Maximum is 80 students, so please have parent submit application as soon as possible. Deadline is October 6.
  • Questions?  Please contact Roxanne Griffin or Julie Meredith

Sponsored by:

Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) 


Scituate High School 


Julie Meredith and Roxanne Griffin

Registration Information:

The CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) was established by a group of dedicated parents and educators to raise funds to provide high quality and affordable programming, training and resources that will benefit children with special needs, their parents and educators throughout South Shore Massachusetts.  CORSE has designed an innovative model within a blended framework of integrated and specialized social, educational and recreational programs so children with special needs can reach their full potential.  Our variety of programs are staffed appropriately through customized staffing ratios and special education expertise so ALL children, those with and without special needs, can successfully participate together within their community

For 2017, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Harold Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Scituate Rotary Club, South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters.  


Register Now! If you are registering more than one child, you will need to register under 2 different email addresses.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but it is a requirement of this particular software.