Basic Leadership Training (BLT)

Your church can bring hope and encouragement to kids with special needs (VIP kids) and their families by providing practical assistance through our Buddy Break respite program. We will educate and equip you with tools, training, and resources to reach out to VIP kids and their families.

Buddy Break Basic Leadership Training (BLT) equips you to lead the Buddy Break ministry at your church and engages you in the National Buddy Break Network. Your BLT session may include the opportunity to observe Buddy Break LIVE and learn about the program hands-on while walking through the details of managing the program. The training environment is interactive, practical, and relaxed! The only requirements for attendance are a signed Buddy Break Agreement and *$399 for the Buddy Break Start-Up Kit.



The training is completely free. The only requirements for attending are a signed Buddy Break Agreement and *$399 for the Buddy Break Start-Up Kit.  These need to be received 14 days prior to your arrival. You will be responsible for your hotel costs and any transportation you may need.

* Registrations must be received 14 days in advance of the BLT, otherwise cost will be $425 for new churches.

Item Cost
Buddy Break Start-Up Kit (content list is available upon request) $399.00 (14 Days in Advance)
Training Sessions FREE
The cost of the following items will depend on your choices:
Coordinator Notebook (1 free for each new church registration) FREE
Coordinator Notebook @ $50 for additional ones =
Polo Shirts (2 free for each new church registration) FREE
Polo Shirts @ $27 for additional ones =
Meals and snacks @ $10 per attendee =
Shipping: If you request we ship kit directly to your church (at your cost). Price depends on location


Your time at Buddy Break may involve interacting with the kids so it is best to dress comfortably. It may be helpful to have a light jacket/wrap since training room temperatures can fluctuate.


Our goal is to work as a team with you – pooling resources, people, and experiences so that together we can reach those in need. We can’t wait to meet you!

For more information, please call our office at 407-857-8224 or email us at