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United Way at work at Knoxville-area schools


YOUNGSTERS… BACK TO SCHOOL… SO TODAY WE’RE FOCUSING ON THE ROLE OF THE UNITED WAY… LORI: AND THE PROGRAMS IT SUPPORTS… THAT HELP KIDS LEARN AND GROW INTO THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW. JOINING ME TODAY FROM FROM THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER KNOXVILLE… BREWTON COUCH… THANKS FOR BEING HERE. TELL US ABOUT WHAT THE UNITED WAY IS UP TO IN AND AROUND KNOXVLLE-AREA SCHOOLS THIS TIME OF YEAR? HOW DO UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCIES HELP YOUNG PEOPLE BEYOND WHAT THEY GET FROM THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE? LET’S TALK ABOUT CONTINUING UNTIED WAY’S MISSION AS TEENS MOVE FROM HIGH SCHOOL… TO THE POST- SECONDARY WORLD? ALSO YOUR ORGANIZATION IS TAKING PART A COMPETITION – TELL US ABOUT IT. UNITED WAY IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL THE MONTH OF AUGUST MEANS BACK TO SCHOOL FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG KIDS IN KNOXVILLE. WITH KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS ONE WEEK IN TO THE NEW YEAR, WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO FEATURE 6 OF OUR PROGRAMS THAT TEACH KIDS THE SKILLS THAT WILL LAST THEM A LIFETIME. OUR SCHOOL TEACHERS DO SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB OF EDUCATING OUR KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM, BUT GROWING UP TO BE A LEADER OF KNOXVILLE TAKES ADDITIONAL SKILLS THAT UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCIES HELP OUR KIDS LEARN. OUR VIDEO THIS MONTH IS FOCUSED ON HOW UNITED WAY IS HELPING AGENCIES PREPARE THE FUTURE LEADERS OF KNOXVILLE. 21% OF R POPULAON IS UNDER 18 AND WE ED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE OVIDE THE SKILLS NEEDED TO TURN TODAY’S STUDENTS TO TOMORROW’S LEADERS. WE FUND COUPLE OF PROGRAMS THAT FOCUS ON TEACHING KIDS LEADERSHIP SKILLS. THE GIRL SCOUTS HAVE A LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE. THE PROGRAM INCORPORATES SKILL BUILDING, LEADERSHIP, LORI: BO: A SOUTH KNOXVILLE WOMAN

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