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Dec 10, 2018

Josh Kaye

Executive Director, NY State, Best Buddies

Josh Kaye is the State Director for Best Buddies New York. In his role he oversees the development, operations of Best Buddies programs throughout New York State. He first joined Best Buddies in 2012 working in Chicago leading the expansion efforts of their adult friendship program. Prior to Best Buddies, he worked as an Outdoor Education Instructor in California, focusing on environmental education, team building and leadership development for middle and high school students. He has a passion for the outdoors, sports and making the world a better place.

In this episode we discuss:

  • His passion for teaching and how he stumbled into a career in the non-profit sector
  • The amazing mission of Best Buddies and the joy Josh feels in his work
  • How Best Buddies impacts over 1 million people annually
  • Why moving into elementary schools is an important new focus
  • Nonprofit versus for profit and how similar they really are
  • The staggering unemployment rates of individuals with disabilities
  • How the office culture changes when the environment is more inclusive
  • What success means to him and how his life has been changed personally because of his relationships
  • Moving back to New York a few years ago and being thrown into a position he wasn’t expecting, yet was really excited for
  • Why he encourages everyone to get involved and try new things