Employment

Buddies at Work

The Buddies-At-Work project was a statewide public awareness campaign that promoted an understanding of the abilities of people with developmental disabilities in occupational, educational and recreational settings.  Best Buddies Louisiana  matched high school students and adults with developmental disabilities (Buddies) with an employed professional and their business or organization. Buddies participated in meaningful work activities with their chosen peer buddies at the host employment sites, as well as participated in educational and/or recreational activities. 

Buddies at Work program
Pictured from left to right:
 Shandrekia Shorty, Administrative Assistant; Theodore “TC” Bazile, switchboard;
and Jonquoin Williams, Human Resources.

Participants in the Buddies At Work Day assisted staff at the Amelia Belle Casino administrative office in a variety of job duties.  This work day event has opened up the possibility of future employment for people with disabilities at the Amelia Belle.   To read the article printed in the newspaper click here.

More Buddies At Work in the news – Click here for the transcript of a KPLC news story about Josie Hazelwood who works at a Raising Cane’s in Lake Charles.