Helping Children & Youth Succeed
Vision Council Initiatives
Helping Children and Youth Succeed Vision Council has launched an initiative to strengthen the Kingsport City Schools Family Resource Center program by positioning the program to serve as a model of best practices for the Greater Kingsport Area. The Family Resource Center serves as a liaison connecting at-risk children - identified and referred to the program in their schools - to community-based agencies and services to support their behavioral, social, physical and emotional health and development.
Member Agency Programs
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Community & Site-Based Mentoring Program: $75,000
“Years ago, when my husband passed away so unexpectedly, I wondered, how am I going to be mother and father, do what I need to do, and make sure my eight year old daughter is taken care of. A part of my reinvention was supported by Girls, Inc. When my daughter was at Girls, Inc., I had peace of mind, because I knew that she was in a safe, secure environment. It helped us both get back on our feet and move forward. Now, it’s my turn to give something back. There are so many people out there in need. If we can help, it is our duty to do so.” – Linda Bambino, fundraising volunteer.