Score A Friend was founded in 2013 by, Sarah, a 13-year-old girl in pursuit of her Girl Scout Gold Award. Sarah’s twin brother Jacob has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and his lack of inclusion in their schools and community left him without friends. Sarah’s original project goal was to find Jacob a friend. She ended up founding Score A Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for lifelong friendships by bringing people of all abilities together in schools and communities. Score A Friend envisions an inclusive world where people of all abilities lead happy and purposeful lives, together.
SCORE A FRIEND WEEK PROJECT
Lead a week-long themed program in a school, workplace, or community site to spread awareness about challenges faced by people with disabilities and the benefits of inclusion.
CREATE INCLUSION PROJECT
Create opportunities for inclusion and friendship within your school and community. You may create a new inclusive opportunity, or make an existing opportunity inclusive for people of all abilities.
SCORE A FRIEND CLUB
Students, teachers, parents, and/or community members are given the opportunity to network, and identify and implement new strategies for inclusive schools and communities.