Mr. Christopher Martin, Executive Director
The Regas Building
318 North Gay Street, Suite 210
Knoxville, TN 37917
Amachi Mentoring – $30,000
KLF’s Amachi Knoxville offers mentoring services for Knox County youth ages 4-17 who are experiencing parental incarceration, and consequently, are at risk for behavioral problems in school, poor school attendance, poor academic performance and juvenile delinquency. Amachi mentoring has emerged as a promising preventative practice and evolved as an evidence-based intervention that promotes positive outcomes in educational, emotional and social well-being.
KnoxWorx – $40,419
KnoxWorx is a citywide collaborative initiative that addresses the needs of individuals in Knoxville who have the most significant issues with unemployment: at-risk youth with juvenile justice involvement, long-term unemployed adults, and chronically homeless individuals who are now in stable housing. All three programs use case management, education, and mentoring to create pathways to financial stability.