Programs

Our work falls under three priority investment areas.  Listed below are the programs supported by United Way Program Staff.

For programs administered by our partner agencies, visit our Areas of Focus page.

 

Education

Imagination Library - A free book program for all Knox County children under age five.  Books are mailed directly to your home each month.

Born Learning - An awareness campaign to prepare children with early learning skills needed to begin kindergarten ready to learn.  Great tips and information for parents.

Eagles Nest - An after school tutoring and activity program at East Elementary School.

Tiger Pride Club - An after school tutoring and activity program at Dan Emmett Elementary School.

Ruling Our eXperiences ROX - An extracurricular program which aims to help young girls learn to love themselves, be more confident, and develop healthier relationships.

 

Financial Stability

FamilyWize Rx Assistance - A free prescription discount program for those without prescription coverage.  There is no enrollment and everyone is eligible. Just show the card at your local pharmacy. 

Free Tax Preparation Assistance - Keep every dollar of your refund and apply for EITC by letting United Way prepare your taxes for free!

Poverty Simulation - A powerful and enlightening opportunity to discover the challenges and struggles families in poverty deal with every day in Knox County.

 

Health

Crunch Out Knox County - A youth wellness program involving Physical Education teachers and 4th grade students througout the Knox County. Students complete weekly journals, track their exercise progress and their healthy eating habits to win prizes.

Girls on the Run - A program which uses experience-based curriculem and integrates running to inspire girls and teaches them to nuture their physical and emotional health.

Get Healthy Knox County with 5-2-1-0 - A Comprehensive Community Partnership working to build a community that encourages healthy habits and physical activity. The 5-2-1 and none program is designed to change lifestyles by providing nutrition and exercise information.

Knox Substance Abuse Action Team - Formed in 2011 in response to community concerns about substance abuse and the effects on the community, KSAAT committees aim to help those at risk or involved in sustance abuse by increasing awareness and education.