Links to Additional Resources

Center for Dropout Prevention: TN.GOV Department of Education

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network –– to increase high school graduation rates through research and evidenced-based solutions

America’s Promise Alliance

Adult Education Programs Statewide –– Department of Labor and Workforce  Development/Division of Adult Education, Nashville, Tennessee:  (615) 741-7054

Read 20 –– Reading Websites for Kids:

Tennessee Electronic Library for Kids - Read books online, get homework help, and play fun games and activities!

We Give Books! - Read some good books online for FREE!

Fun Brain - Read books and play games online!

Brain POP, Jr. - Build a “word wall,” read books, play games, and watch movies!


Additional Resources Per Region:


TN Achieves –– The mission of tnAchieves is to increase higher education opportunities for Tennessee students by providing last dollar scholarships with mentor guidance.

Ready By 21
–– United Way of Greater Chattanooga 211 is working with other community partners to prepare children and youth for success in school and life.

Birth to Kindergarten Program –– Birth to Kindergarten is a free, home based parent education and family support program designed to provide information, activities, and encouragement to families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.  Fair Garden Family Community Center Knoxville, TN: (865) 594-1159 Susan Barrentine, Program Coordinator.


In Full Motion –– ACT Prep program, focuses on tutoring and mentoring students.  Jennifer Fitzgerald, Program Coordinator: (239) 851-2996 or (615) 245-6800

Community Servants Inc –– Community Servants, Inc. is a non-profit ministry. Outreaches include: Wherry Ministries mission groups, Community Kids After School Program, GED, ESOL, Literacy, Counseling, Homeless Family Outreach.  Located in Rutherford, TN: (615) 223 1391


Neighborhood Christian Center Youth Ministries –– The purpose of NCC Youth Ministries is to provide positive avenues by which young people are empowered to develop their minds and hearts.   Located in Memphis, TN: (901) 881.6013 WCTE is one of the 41 additional stations that received grants through the National Center for Media Engagement (NCME) and is currently working with East Tennessee PBS, WKNO, First Lady of Tennessee Crissy Haslam and the Department of Education Center for Dropout Prevention.

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