Baylor Buddies

Baylor Buddies


Please note that Baylor University is currently monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and all Spring 2020 campus activities/service projects have been canceled and rescheduled in an effort to maintain public health and safety. We thank you for your patience as we navigate implications for our previously scheduled programs and commitments. Details regarding the university's response and planning updates can be found here.

As a special note to all Baylor Buddies, Waco ISD and the surrounding school districts in the greater Waco area have announced closures through March 20th. Please continue to monitor the news for updates on your school placement, but bear in mind that all meetings and service activities for Baylor students are suspended for the semester and you will be unable to visit your mentees during this time.


Baylor Buddies is a partnership between Baylor University and Communities in Schools (CIS). Through Baylor Buddies, Baylor students serve as mentors to children in the Waco Independent School District (WISD). Children range in age from early elementary through middle school. 

Who can join?

Any Baylor student who loves service and working with kids! Members commit to acting as responsible, mature role models while developing relationships with children in the community. Members serve during the academic school year from September through May.

What are the activities?

As a member of Baylor Buddies, you will meet with your "buddy" at their school one hour per week. You will also participate in monthly campus/community events with fellow Baylor Buddies.

Why join Baylor Buddies? 

Having a positive, consistent role model and friend can significantly increase a child's chances of success and increase their self-confidence! 

How to join?

Complete the application and return it to Baylor Buddies located in the Martin House, right next to Collins Residence Hall. Please be sure not to print double-sided! Also, each member will be required to attend a training session BEFORE your application can be processed. Email us at for more information!

How do I donate to Baylor Buddies?

You can text:

"BaylorBuddies" to 41444 to give

You can mail us a check:

Baylor University | Baylor Buddies
Academy for Leadership Development
Baylor University
One Bear Place Box #97370
Waco, TX 76798

Academy for Leadership Development and Community Engagement & Service

Academy for Leadership Development
One Bear Place #97370
Waco, TX 76798-7370

(254) 710-3106