On Saturday, February 16, members of Belmont’s student organization Best Buddies participated in an all-day ambassador leadership training. Best Buddies is an organization that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships between Belmont students and community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). During the ambassador leadership training, members spent the day focused on advocacy. They wrote and practiced giving speeches with the goal of empowering people with and without IDDs to be leaders and agents of change in their schools, communities and workplaces.
If you are interested in hearing these speeches, join Best Buddies on Wednesday, March 6 from 10 – 10:50 (JAAC 1034) for their annual Spread the Word to End the Word convocation.