The Knoxville Area Mentoring Initiative (KAMI) is a collaborative mentoring project built by some of the strongest mentoring organizations in East Tennessee.

 

Our Mission

The Knoxville Area Mentoring Initiative is combining the efforts from some of our area’s strongest mentoring organizations to better serve the Knoxville area’s at-risk youth. We believe we are Better Together, and we are looking for strong mentors to Be Better with us. By becoming a mentor today, you can help enrich the lives of others in ways you never thought possible.

KAMI is led by Knoxville Leadership Foundation through their program Amachi Knoxville and with partners Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, Joy of Music School, Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville and the YMCA of East Tennessee. The goal of the initiative is to highlight the importance of mentoring, to bring awareness to these area organizations and support new mentor growth as well as improve social support networks among participating mentees.


Mentoring Case Stories


The Knoxville Area Mentoring Initiative is unique in that it is a combination of efforts across multiple organizations of varied backgrounds. By joining forces and working together, these organizations are seeking to strengthen the mentoring presence in East Tennessee and the surrounding area. We believe, by working together, we can be stronger, more effective and bolder in our effort to create and foster mentoring opportunities.


Partners

Our mission is to provide a quality music education for financially disadvantaged, at-risk youth.

Our mission is to provide a quality music education for financially disadvantaged, at-risk youth.

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

More than a program, Amachi is the passionate response to the needs of children with one or both parents in prison. 

More than a program, Amachi is the passionate response to the needs of children with one or both parents in prison. 

 
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 

The Knoxville Leadership Foundation serves the Knoxville area by connecting communities of resource with communities of need while reconciling people to Jesus Christ and to each other.

The Knoxville Leadership Foundation serves the Knoxville area by connecting communities of resource with communities of need while reconciling people to Jesus Christ and to each other.

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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Visit US

The Regas Building
318 N. Gay Street, Suite 210
Knoxville, TN  37917

Email

KAMIinfo@klf.org

PHONE

865.524.2774