Mr. Christopher Martin, President
The Regas Building
318 North Gay Street, Suite 210
Knoxville, TN 37917
Amachi Knoxville – $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 – $50,000
KnoxWorx is a workforce development collaborative that helps 16-24-year old’s who are disconnected from school and employment to obtain education and credentials in high-demand industries, gain their high school equivalency diploma and connect them to 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.”