A 1 Learning Connections
A 1 Learning Connections mission is to enable students to triumph in the world of tomorrow. They accomplish this by after school programs, summer institute programs, and professional development for teachers.
Drums Up Guns Down
Drums Up Guns Down was designed to help address the cycle of gun violence. It teaches West African Drum and Dance to promote healing. Students learn healthy problem-solving strategies, communication, practical social-emotional coping skills through drum and dance.
East TN Freedom Schools
East TN Freedom Schools incorporates a “I can make a difference” mission to support children and young adults to excel and to believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves and their families, schools, communities, country and world with hope, education, and action.
Iota Alpha Foundation
Iota Alpha Foundation’s mission is to function to support scholarships, social action, and mentoring programs within the Knoxville area with a focus on East Knoxville.
Karate Five Association, Inc.
Willie Garfield Wilson
Karate Five Association’s mission is focused on the emotional, physical and education sustainability of our inner-city youth living in economically disadvantaged and underserved communities-mainly youth in the African American community.
Keenan Grimes Community Outreach Center
Keenan Grimes Community Outreach Center offers youth to adult counseling services and assessments to assist with mental health care and supportive services needed to help heal the broken in our community from within.
Penultimate Development is a 10-month leadership residency program created to improve the lives of young men by giving them the tools needed to be successful leaders through spiritual, professional, and personal development.
Real Talk Mentoring Inc.
Real Talk Mentoring mission is to develop and promote character, self-esteem, and real relationships. They encourage enrich and empower the youth to be successful by keeping discussions real, realistic, and relational through shared life experiences.
The Bottom mission is to build the community, celebrate culture, and engaging the creativity of black people through curated events, ongoing projects, shared resources, and physical space.
Our mission is to assist in the holistic development of African American youth to produce responsible adults. They will create an environment conducive to developing life skills, a strong sense of leadership and community.
Youth Outreach in Science Technology Engineering and Math
Youth Outreach in Science Technology Engineering and Math aims is to empower underserved students by educating them through hands-on STEM experiences and engaging them in STEM through independent ownership, to facilitate a competitive advantage in the marketplace to build wealth and positively impact society.