Meet Carolyn Meyer
I first got involved with Best Buddies after the Gala in 2012 when I was introduced to Margaret, the Citizens Program Manager, and she told me about the program. Shortly after that, I was matched with my buddy, Emily, and we have done lots of fun things together since then. One of the moments with Best Buddies that I am most proud of is writing my speech for the 2012 Best Buddies’ Leadership Conference. I participated as an Ambassador and was chosen to speak by Anthony Kennedy Shriver in front of the entire conference. Looking back, that is sort of where my journey began. Since then I have traveled to California, Texas, and Washington, D.C. to tell my story. Although I have spoken all across the country, I still enjoy opportunities to speak in Nashville because I like to see the change I can make in my own community.
I am so thankful for everyone who has supported Best Buddies Tennessee and helped me to become an Ambassador. With their support, my friendships have grown tremendously. Best Buddies has really helped me mature and learn how to better interact with others that are my age. My life has completely changed since I was introduced to Best Buddies.