As a member of Butler University Best Buddies chapter for 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to use my leadership skills to make a difference. I serve as the Buddy Director for Butler Best Buddies and recruit new college buddies and college peer buddies. I like to get as many people as possible involved with Best Buddies! I’ve attended several Best Buddies Indiana leadership trainings and participated in four Best Buddies Leadership Conferences. I’ve served as a Champion of the Year Campaign Manager three times and I love to fundraise for Best Buddies. Some accomplishments I am very proud of our being named College Buddy Pair of the Year and raising the most funds for Best Buddies Indiana’s 2017 Champion of the Year campaign. I also maintain a job in the bakery at Kroger, participate in Special Olympics, and make and sell my own bracelets. I want everyone I meet and know to be able to participate in their community and to do the activities they love.
Kylene is a joy to work with at Butler Best Buddies! Her tenacity and uplifting, positive attitude are assets to our executive team, and her voice is valued and appreciated among our chapter.
– Christine Ellis, Butler University Best Buddies 2017-18 Chapter President