Helping Children and Youth Succeed

Our Goals:

  • Youth graduate from high school career and college ready.
  • Children and youth have food, shelter, clothing and basic healthcare needs met.
  • Children and youth believe in themselves and value others.
  • Children and youth develop the ability to make good choices.


United WE READ is a collaborative partnership model aimed at advancing the common good by raising visibility, deepening connections, and engaging supporters to build a literacy-rich community. 

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2024 Member Agency Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN - Community-Based & Site-Based Mentoring Program: $65,000
Provides at-risk children with friendship, guidance, and fun by uniting them with a caring adult mentor – their Big Brother or Big Sister.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport - Formula For Impact : $170,000
Provides a safe environment helping teens realize their fullest potential by providing quality programs which enhance health, social, and educational development.

Boy Scouts of America, Sequoyah Council - Youth Development Program: $13,600
Teaches participants life-long skills and values so they can become responsible, caring, and productive adults as a result of the Scouting comprehensive methodology.

Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians - Leadership Experience Program: $13,600
Provides a leadership model specifically designed to help girls develop 21st century leadership skills they need to be successful.

Girls Inc. of Kingsport - Core Program: $186,165
Provides facility based and outreach programs after school, after hours, off site and during the summer for girls ages 4-19 that enhance their educational, occupational, and physical development. 

Holston Children & Youth Services (Frontier Health) - School Based Prevention Program: $35,400
Provides clinical services for at-risk students with academic, social, and/or behavioral problems; helps schools maintain safe, disciplined learning environments; and provides consultation for teachers and collaboration with counselors.

Kingsport Child Development Center - Sliding Fee Scale/Income-Based Childcare Program: $114,667
Provides quality childcare and pre-school services implementing developmentally-appropriate programs meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of all children served at affordable rate for parents/guardians. 

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Equine-Assisted Positive Youth Development Program: $20,000
Enhances the lives of children and youth at-risk of not succeeding by developing character and life skills through a strength-based program utilizing unmounted, experiential equine-assisted activities and therapies.

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies Program: $16,000
Enhances the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through both mounted and unmounted equine-assisted activities and therapies.

Sullivan County Imagination Library - Sullivan County Imagination Library Program: $22,000
Promotes early childhood reading through monthly mailings of free, age-appropriate books to registered children in our county who are between birth and age five.