Gustie Buddies

Gustie Buddies pairs Gustavus students and youth with developmental delays from St. Peter and the surrounding community to foster friendship and growth. The program is in its eighth year here at Gustavus and has become a high impact program with dedicated volunteers and coordinators.

Gustie Buddies

Gustie Buddies meets alternately as a large group and individually. Gustie Buddies events are held on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm. However, on individual weeks, meeting times are determined by the flexibility of the students and the buddy.

Mission

The mission of Gustie Buddies is to provide youth with developmental delays from St. Peter and the surrounding communities with a mentoring, affirming, and a compassionate relationship with committed Gustavus students while promoting growth in understanding of themselves and others through dynamic and intentional programming.

How to Apply

Gustie Buddies

Our group activities are aimed to promote social interaction and friendship among program members. Last year, some of our highlighted events were the Twins game, snow tubing, bowling, carving pumpkins, painting, and performing a drum circles!

Application forms:

Coordinators
Full Name Gustavus Email Address
Carly Klass ’15 cklass@gustavus.edu
Jordan Noble ’14 jnoble@gustavus.edu
Kelly Peterson ’14 kpeter12@gustavus.edu
Lauren Schluenz ’14 lschluen@gustavus.edu