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