Mr. Jim Dickson, Chief Executive Officer
616 Jessamine Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Teen Leadership Development – $15,000
The YMCA of East Tennessee’s Teen Leadership Development Program’s goals are to meet each teen at their individual level academically, socially, and physically and help them excel to reach their potential in these three areas. These goals are met through a menu of choices catered to individual specific talents and interests. Key aspects of the program include mentoring/academic enrichment, leadership skills training, meaningful volunteer work, job training, physical fitness, and nutrition education to give teens an early advantage in life.
YMCA Community Health and Wellness – $50,000
The Y’s Community Health Program is dedicated to saving lives by prevention of diseases like obesity, preventing premature death, and making access to healthcare easier for East Tennesseans through affordable membership, programs and services. Healthy living programs fall into 4 categories: wellness activities, chronic disease management, community giving gardens, and inclusive wellness for those with special needs. Above all, the Y is committed to giving everyone in our community the opportunity to pursue healthy lifestyles regardless of their age, race, religion, background, or financial status.
YMCA Community Safety and Aquatics – $30,000
The Y’s Community Safety and Aquatics Program is dedicated to saving lives by preventing premature death, making access to a safer / healthier life through disease prevention, affordable trainings, certifications, programs and services. Community Safety and Aquatics programs save lives by training people to respond in an emergency, survive in a crisis or even just swim when needed. Above all, the Y is committed to giving everyone in our community the opportunity to pursue healthy lifestyles regardless of their age, race, religion, background, or financial status.
YMCA School Age Development Program – $181,353
The YMCA of East Tennessee is committed to providing elementary school age children high-quality childcare and out-of-school activities to support academic achievement, social-emotional development, wellness, and skills for life. We provide after school childcare, summer camp, Power Scholars (a new summer school model program), home school support, health and nutritional education services.
“The YMCA has been in Knoxville for over 164 years. In that time we have served the community needs, and have served the underserved populations in our community- and that continues today in everything that we do”
Jim Dickson, CEO