Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Behavioral Health Treatment for At-Risk 16-24 Year Olds in KnoxWorx

Youth unemployment is a growing national crisis, and a significant local problem. KnoxWorx is a city-wide workforce development system that helps change the life trajectory of some of the most disadvantaged young people in Knoxville, by equipping them with education and credentials, and placing them in full-time employment. Knoxville Leadership Foundation has developed a system that identifies and mitigates barriers that prevent young people from entering the workforce. They will begin intentional community-building with student cohorts, develop internal clinical capacity to treat mental health and addiction by adding a master’s level social worker, and establish a partnership to co-locate a clinical expert who will provide in-house individual and group treatment.