July 26, 2007 - Discussions between local
youth agencies including United Way of Greater Knoxville, the Metropolitan
Drug Commission, and the American Red Cross illustrated a need for
a central directory of information for young people in the Knox County
community. To fill this need, the Knox County Teen Empowerment Coalition
launched KnoxTeenSource.com, a new online resource for Knoxvilles
teens designed by Knoxvilles teens.
is fortunate to have a wide variety of services and opportunities
available for youth. The problem is they dont know where to
find the information when they need it. KnoxTeenSource.com addresses
that need and makes finding information easy and interactive,
said Ben Landers, United Way of Greater Knoxville President/CEO.
This Web site provides information of interest to young people
and will introduce news, discussion boards and polls to involve
teens in the issues facing our community. Also available on the
site will be employment, college admission and scholarship information,
as well as volunteer opportunities. The site will also offer a support
section that will link to social service organizations where visitors
can find information on a number of topics, including improving
the mental and physical well-being of teens.
Knox Countys young people are the future leaders of
this community. This Web site is a great way to get them interacting
with one another and with current community leaders. This is a great
initiative and illustrates yet another way that our local youth
agencies are constantly contributing to our community, said
Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale.
For more information on KnoxTeenSource.com, call Leah Adinolfi
at United Way of Greater Knoxville at 865-523-9131 x246 or visit