Best Buddies Jobs program in Tennessee opened in January 2015. The results are phenomenal proving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have outstanding work-ethic and skills.
This day gathers people committed to a more inclusive world to build awareness for our society to stop and think about its use of the R-word and rally people to pledge respect toward all individuals, making the world a more accepting and inclusive place for all people, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
HIP HIP HOORAY! Best Buddies Tennessee has been chosen as one of Carnival Memphis’ Children’s Charities for 2016! The Carnival Memphis Children’s Charity Initiative (CCI) started in 1999 with a mission to aid local non-profits who improve the quality of life for children of all ethnic and social backgrounds in Memphis and the Mid-South.
When Brooke Abbott moved from Alabama to Nashville, Tennessee in the summer of 2015 to live with her father, she had never heard of Best Buddies. What Steve Abbot, Brookes dad, wanted most was somewhere for her to fit in. According to Brooke, The first time I heard of Best […]
Hats off to Brian Cassino Best Buddies Tennessee’s 2015 Memphis Champion! Brian is Director of Business Development for CMI as well as Memphis World Trade Club President and won the ultimate title after raising close to $10,000 for Best Buddies Tennessee. Brian and our other Champion candidates were honored at […]
On Wednesday, May 5th, Arlington High School senior Carlie Carter was awarded a $500 dollar scholarship from the Arlington Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). Each applicant was required to write an essay about the legacy they will leave behind and Carlie chose to reflect upon her experiences as the inaugural […]
Elise Hirt, chapter president at Centennial High School, was honored at the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, April 22. Elise received the Youth Volunteer Award presented by Baptist Healing Trust for her years of leadership the Best Buddies Centennial chapter. The Centennial Best Buddies Chapter began because […]
Bryan and Will first met on September 26, 2010… and the rest is history. Will recalls that moment as if it were yesterday: “It was Sunday, September 26, 2010, and I met Bryan as we both waited in line for Jet’s Pizza at the Best Buddies Vanderbilt Match Party. Bryan […]
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. […]