Mr. Bart McFadden, President and CEO
John D. Lee Administrative Offices
967 Irwin Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Child Food – $135,000
The Child Food program provides after school snacks, hot supper meals, and summer breakfast to Youth, ages 5 to 18, at their Club sites in Knox County. The program also provides USDA boxed lunches to youth during the summer, as well as morning and afternoon snack.
Healthy Lifestyles – $70,000
This program teaches youth how to develop healthy eating habits and increase physical activity so that they may live healthy lifestyles, therefore decreasing their risk for obesity or other health conditions related to physical inactivity and poor eating habits.
Life Skills – $118,750
This program provides career opportunities and prepares youth for employment responsibilities by offering the following components: Be Great-Graduate and academic enrichment activities; Career Launch and career exploration and job readiness activities; Diplomas to Degrees and college readiness activities; Junior Staff; and the Talent Search program.
Prevention & Child Safety – $70,000
The “Prevention” Program works to ensure the physical and emotional safety of Knox County youth through providing a comprehensive Social and Emotional Wellness Initiative, bullying prevention programs, and cyber and social media safety programs. It also includes key prevention programs to deter youth from getting involved in negative behaviors and give them the skills needed and opportunities for positive choices for a healthy lifestyle.
Project Learn: The Educational Enhancement Program – $200,000
This program provides daily homework assistance through tutoring activities. This program enables youth to achieve academic success, build healthy lifestyles, and become productive citizens.
Youthforce – $72,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley’s YouthForce Program connects teens with workforce opportunities, integrating adult coaching and mentoring, skill building workshops, and work experience in year-round paid internships or connection to employment and post-secondary education opportunities for participants.