For more than 25 years, Emerald Youth Foundation has been working to support Knoxville’s youth and prepare generations of Godly community leaders. 


Our driving vision is to make Knoxville a city where EVERY CHILD IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD has the opportunity to lead a full life.


Faith & Relationships

Emerald Youth is helping Knoxville’s young people to build a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ and connect with caring adults who can inspire their future work and service to our community.



A quality education is key to future success. Emerald Youth is providing children with the resources and support necessary to excel academically and achieve their God-given potential.




A healthy body and spirit go hand-in-hand. At Emerald Youth, we encourage community wellness by helping young people understand the importance of nutrition and exercise.



Raising Knoxville’s Next Generation
of Promising, Godly Leaders