On April 22, Emerald Cove Middle School participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk in West Palm Beach. Emerald Cove has a large population of students with special needs, and the school was excited to have students, families and staff attend the event this year. Best Buddies is an organization that promotes inclusion and understanding. It pairs typical students alongside students with special needs to help promote friendships and inclusion for all. It’s about hanging out and making sure everyone feels comfortable and making sure that everyone fits in and feels welcomed. The school helped to fundraise for Best Buddies, and the club has grown to more than 40 members. The Buddy Walk was a great day to join together and celebrate and support a unifying cause. This was Emerald Cove’s first year participating in the walk, but the school looks forward to participating in years to come.