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 – $93,750
The Lifeskills program serves 1,200 Knox County middle and high school students. Middle and High School students will be served across our 12 Knox County Club sites, where program components such as Be Great: Graduate (Academic Mentoring Program), CareerLaunch, and Keystone and Torch Club (service Clubs) will be offered, while high school students at six KCS High Schools will be served through our Talent Search and Pipeline program components. Overall, the Life Skills Program prepares middle and high school students with the skills needed to succeed beyond high school as they progress into adulthood, enabling them to become productive, caring citizens.
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 – $187,500
The Project Learn program serves 3,750 students in grades K-12 across our 12 Knox County Club locations. Project Learn Program components include homework help, tutoring, educational enrichment through high yield learning activities, collaboration with schools, and parent involvement. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley also engages youth in an array of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs through our CLUB STEM Program and works to prevent summer learning loss through our Brain Gain: Summer Learning Initiative, with these two programs working in conjunction with the key Project Learn components to provide a strong foundation for academic success for all Club youth served.
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.
“We exist to help every kid we serve reach their full potential… We serve over 8,000 kids a year with programs that seek to create positive outcomes in the areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship.”