The Elon Buddies program, a partnership between Elon University and Alamance Community College (ACC), recently received the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service.

Elon Buddies gives undergraduate students the opportunity to pair with special-needs students enrolled in ACC’s Career College program twice a month. Career College is a two-year integrative certificate program for adults with intellectual or developmental and physical disabilities. It provides a foundation for transitioning into a career. Along with on-hands practicum experience, the students learn to develop their math, reading and computer skills.

About 50 Elon and ACC students participate in Elon Buddies, which will celebrate its eighth year this fall.

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