Indiana Celebrates Eunice Kennedy Shriver at Local Leadership Training Day
On Saturday, September 26th Best Buddies Indiana held the annual Local Leadership Training Day at IU Health Neuroscience Center in conjunction with Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day. The inspirational day provided an opportunity for local high school and middle school officers and advisors to come together to receive valuable training and information that will assist them with their leadership roles. A total of 108 student leaders attended the training day.
Best Buddies staff and volunteer facilitators led the students in a World Café round table session, in which students were engaged in a big picture conversation that left a feeling of empowerment and inspiration to move forward leading their Best Buddies chapters.
Best Buddies Indiana was also joined by Wesley Boone from Gear Going Global, a local nonprofit that collects new and gently used sports gear and sends it to children in developing countries. Best Buddies Indiana chapters and individual program participants will celebrate the legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver by participating in a service project with Gear Going Global.
Parker Beckman, chapter president from Fishers High School, shared the following about the day, [the training day] was so well constructed. Everything worked great and my officers loved the experience. Thanks for all you do!