How can I involve my child/youth/young adult in Emerald Youth's programs?

We welcome more young people from Knoxville’s city neighborhoods such as East Knoxville, Mechanicsville, Lonsdale, Oakwood-Lincoln Park and other urban areas. Emerald Youth programs are intended for participants from these city neighborhoods. Please contact us for more information if you have questions.

How do I volunteer with Emerald Youth?

We are excited you are considering opportunities to volunteer with Emerald Youth! We are grateful for our volunteer network, which helps support our work every day. Visit our Volunteer page to learn about serving opportunities and begin the volunteer application process. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Who do I contact with questions regarding a donation I made to Emerald Youth?




What resources does Emerald Youth offer regarding financial accountability and transparency?







How is Emerald Academy connected to Emerald Youth Foundation?

First of all, thank you for your donation to support our work. Should you have any questions about your contribution, please contact us via our online form and include your contact information and the general question you have, but please do not provide specific details about your gift such as bank information, credit card numbers, etc. An Emerald Youth staff member will follow up with you.

Emerald Youth Foundation is recognized by Charity Navigator as a 4 Star Charity for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

To learn more, click below:
2017 Annual Report
2016 Audit
2016 IRS 990
2016 Annual Report
Guidestar Profile
Charity Navigator Profile

Emerald Academy is Knoxville's first public charter school and is managed by Emerald Charter Schools, which is a separate, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization launched by Emerald Youth Foundation in 2014 to help close academic gaps faced by students in the heart of our city.