Azad Karim, a biology/pre-ped student at Belmont, was featured on local station Fox17 on March 30 to tell about his volunteer work with the “Best Buddies” program. Karim has been buddies with Matt Moore for several months, and they get together several times a week. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that pairs people with intellectual or developmental disabilities with non-disabled people in the community. Best Buddies has been around for years worldwide, but only in Tennessee for less than two years. There are currently eight chapters with five more opening up later this year. The goal is for anyone with an intellectual disability to always have a buddy.
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