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12/8/2019

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The worship ministry at Emerald Youth Foundation led by Kenny Moore is helping kids to grow their faith, and teaches them how to worship God through the performing arts. Read more about its impact:


11/4/2019

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Hunter, our volunteer coordinator at Emerald Youth Foundation, shares about service as a form of worship.

You can serve with us too! Follow the link to find out more about how YOU can volunteer with us!


10/17/2019

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Thomas is our JustLead Youth Ministry Coordinator in Lonsdale. He has been a part of our ministry since he was young, and it is a blessing to have him as a Godly leader for kids in the city! Join Thomas and Emerald Youth serving in the heart of Knoxville:


10/11/2019

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We love seeing young people become servant leaders! Read how Marissa's experience has come full circle: from being a student in our ministry, to helping lead summer day camp as an AmeriCorps member and pursuing a career in elementary education.


10/4/2019

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"Emerald Youth shows kids what God looks like"

Meet Margaret and learn how God brought her from the hills of Kentucky to our city in Big Orange Country! She has a great love for serving children, and we're so glad to have her on staff.


9/26/2019

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“Performance training at Emerald Youth has the best interest of the athlete at heart... they learn fundamental movement skills and develop a foundation of fitness"


9/6/2019

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Daphne has been volunteering with Emerald Youth for almost 20 years! Watch the video to find out why she serves with us and the impact it's had on her life.


9/5/2019

Check out "Talkin' Tennessee with Yvonnca" to hear @yvonncalandes and her interview with our President & CEO Steve Diggs! Link in bio.

#youthministry #knoxville #leadership

The second part of Steve Diggs' interview with Yvonnca Landis is up. Give them a listen on Talkin' Tennessee with Yvonnca!


8/29/2019

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Emerald Youth President & CEO Steve Diggs was recently interviewed by Yvocnna Landes for her podcast "Talkin' Tennessee with Yvonnca." Listen to part one of the two part interview:


8/24/2019

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From an Emerald kid, to volunteer, to employee. Hear from Madjoel in our first installment of "My Emerald Story."


8/17/2019

It's #NationalNonprofitDay! Meet our staff who diligently work to help ensure that every child, in every neighborhood in our city, has the opportunity for a full life!


8/3/2019

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Our first round of AmeriCorps members for this school year started this week! We are excited to have them join us in making a difference in our city.

We still have a few spots open for this season!


7/17/2019

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We've got-SHOE covered tomorrow (July 18) at the Lonsdale Prayer Celebration. Join us at 11:30 am. Details here:


7/12/2019

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Last night was bowling night for young adults in our Calling & Career ministry and their life coaches!

Life coaches help guide and prepare students for their path after high school. We still need more people to help fill this role! Interested?


7/9/2019

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Join us on Thursday, July 18 at 11:30 a.m. for a special time of prayer and celebration for what God is doing in the Lonsdale community. Guests will have the opportunity to surround the new complex with prayers and scriptures!


7/1/2019

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Part-time positions are available serving in our afterschool program this fall.


6/8/2019

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We love our hand-drawn ministry city map made by Paris Woodhull! Did you know that every monthly donor receives a printed framed copy?


5/29/2019

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We are so excited for the new staff members that have joined our team! Check out the links below to find out more about our staff and to see how you can also be a part of the Emerald Youth team.


4/11/2019

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Learn more about our volunteer opportunities:


4/8/2019

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Join us May 3 for our annual breakfast and hear some talented young people lift their voices in praise! Reserve your seat today.


3/29/2019

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Tayrohn is an Emerald Youth alumnus and Carson-Newman University student whose story we'll share at our May 3 breakfast. Want to see the entire video? Sign up today to attend the breakfast!


3/16/2019

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Margarita is one of our many outstanding AmeriCorps members serving kids in Knoxville. Did you know we have summer AmeriCorps positions ready to fill? You can have an opportunity like Margarita's. Apply TODAY and read more about her experience.


3/15/2019

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Now Hiring!

Earn Money. Get a Scholarship. Make a Difference.


3/14/2019

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Chase is an AmeriCorps member serving city chilren at Mount Zion Baptist Church in East Knoxville. Read his story, and find out why YOU should apply to be an AmeriCorps member this summer – we have positions available!


3/12/2019

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Meet Madi! She is am AmeriCorps member serving in our JustLead Ministry at Woodlawn Christian Church. Read her story and why she's serving in AmeriCorps:


3/5/2019

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Do you want to be part our swim team this summer? Join us at our info meeting next week to learn how to join! Check out the link below for more info.


2/19/2019

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Become part of an organization working to develop Godly young adult leaders in our city. Check out our full-time and part-time positions here:


2/13/2019

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We are hiring lifeguards! Create a safe and positive atmosphere for our youth as they learn swimming skills. Check out the job post:


2/8/2019

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We are so grateful to The Chairman's Club for their donation to our city's youth! Also, thanks to Cityview Magazine for their spotlight of the organization:


1/29/2019

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Be a part of the Emerald Youth team! Full-time and part-time positions are available – check 'em out at the link below:


12/27/2018

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AAU basketball tryouts for city youth — boys and girls — are coming soon (Feb. 9). Details can be found here.



12/05/2018

There is still time to buy presents online for our Christmas Store! Check out our full wishlists and help us stock the store.


12/03/2018

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Big thanks to all of our Christmas Store volunteers! Today, ladies from the Debs Bible Study helped us sort the gifts we've received so far, but we are still in need of many more. Would you consider donating? :gift:

Find our wishlists here:


12/02/2018

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Next week is our last week of collecting toys for our Christmas Store and we want to thank all the businesses and organizations that have partnered with us to collect donations! If you'd like to donate or to find your nearest collection site, check out the link below for more information:


11/26/2018

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We are holding another round of club volleyball tryouts for middle and high school girls in the city this Friday, November 30. Check out our site for more details:


11/16/2018

Middle and high school girls in the city: club volleyball tryouts are tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 17)! Check out the link below for more details.


11/06/2018

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Our Chief of Staff, Hannah Hopper was featured in VIP Knoxville Magazine's October issue! Check out her feature and the other 2018 VIP Knoxville Women here:


10/19/2018

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Today Emerald Youth and Tusculum University announced a partnership to support the Calling and Career Ministry. Watch the announcement here:


10/14/2018

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In our Alumni Spotlight series, we are featuring stories and achievements of youth who have connected with our ministry and are now young adult leaders in our community. Today, meet Preston and learn about his story.


10/12/2018

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Shantary was active in JustLead growing up & now works with us at the same church she grew up attending. Join us at the 2018 Legacy Dinner to hear more of her story & why she is investing time and resources back into the community.


10/06/2018

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We need swim instructors! Apply now to be part of our Learn to Swim program and help teach kids a fun and life-saving skill.


08/24/2018

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We need your votes! Check out our video in the #25yearsofgiving contest by First Tennessee Foundation. Vote here:


08/23/2018

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Do you love soccer and kids? Volunteer with us to be a soccer coach this year and help impact the lives of youth in Knoxville through sports. Learn more here: