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Friends Organization

Friends is a student-led organization that focuses on establishing long-lasting relationships between Luther students and local children with special needs. Children involved in the Friends Organization include those afflicted by mild, moderate, and profound developmental disabilities from 5-19 years of age.

The Friends Organization builds meaningful relationships by pairing children with Luther students, facilitating monthly large group events, and encouraging pairs to participate in independent outside activities. By partnering with Luther faculty and other community leaders, the Friends Organization provides children with unique opportunities they might otherwise never experience.