In fall 2013, Emerald Youth Foundation released a study that identified gaps in services with Knoxville's most economically disadvantaged youth and communities.

Pronounced issues were uncovered, yet we believe the study serves as a wake-up call that will result in a lasting impact for generations to come. The study gathered input from more than 100 organizations that serve youth in the 16 square miles of the center city, plus the ring of neighborhoods just beyond it.

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