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.
Knox Worx – Workforce Development for At-Risk Youth – $55,000
According to the City of Knoxville, the Homeless Coalition, CAC and the US census bureau, unemployment, addiction, depression, and homeless in 16-24 year old disconnected youth continues to grow in the Knoxville community. KnoxWorx is a citywide workforce development system that helps 16-24 year olds who are disconnected from school and employment obtain education and credentials in six high-demand industries, with the goal of full-time employment. KnoxWorx integrates paid student training, trauma and addiction support, case management and mentoring services in a unique cohort model to produce outcomes that other workforce development programs have been unable to achieve.
“We have been existing to find the greatest needs of our city and help develop resources and tools to get after those needs.”