The programs will have a focus on healthy lifestyle choices within the African-American community. The grant will allow TLEF to deliver programming with an emphasis on childhood obesity and anti-vaping activity. There will also be a focus on preparing students to attend college. TLEF embraces the data that stresses high school completion and higher education attendance correlates with healthy life choices. Featured programming includes Go to High School, Go to College — Established by TLEF to concentrate on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement, this program provides youth participants with excellent role models that provide mentorship to students ages 10 — 18 years old.
Big Brothers Big Sisters One-To-One Mentoring
Current Grant Projects: Dyer County [4-H Mentoring Program] | Tennessee 4-H Youth Development
The Dyer County 4-H Mentoring Program students have been learning to give back to the community and the teachers. The Mission offers Mission Youth Clubs for children and youth in grades Club activities include recreation time, homework time, snacks, crafts, Bible, field trips, and 4-H. In the past several months, the middle school students have had the opportunity to participate in their club meetings, along with two service projects. The first service project focus was making blankets for the police and fire departments. The blankets will be used to help comfort children that have gone through a crisis.
152 Tennessee Grants for Youth
Mission Statement: Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Applicants to Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs are not excluded on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, and gender, marital status of parent, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. If both parents are living in the home, one must be disabled or functionally unable to fulfill parenting responsibilities. A caregiver with legal custody may apply for the child for the program.
We support Youth or Teen Courts throughout the state of Tennessee with funding, training of both adult and youth volunteers, educational events, technical assistance, site visits and data collection. Teenagers who volunteer to sit on the Youth Court decide the sentence for other teens who admitted to committing an offense. These teen volunteers base their sentence on the principles of Restorative Justice. Youth court programs would not be successful without the hundreds of volunteers - mostly lawyers - who act as mentors and advisors to youth court programs and the teens who volunteer their time and wisdom to act as members of the courts. Click the Amazon logo to activate Tennessee Youth Courts as your charity beneficiary, and Amazon will donate to us each time you purchase!