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.
“We have been existing to find the greatest needs of our city and help develop resources and tools to get after those needs.”