United Way of Blount County Champions
Our Champions are an elite group of committed professionals, including business and volunteer minded people interested in and supportive of United Way of Blount County and its mission. Champions are chosen as a result of their motivation and desire to be involved and to give back to the Blount County community.
Champions will gain an understanding of what United Way is, what we do, and why we are vital to the success of our agency partners. The program runs May-December, with commitment time not to exceed 5 hours per month.
What is Bridges?
A myth-shattering framework for understanding poverty. Providing real-world examples of how socio-economic class can drive certain behaviors. This workshop is a unique and powerful tool designed to help participants more effectively serve individuals who live or have lived in poverty, giving a deeper understanding of their strengths, viewpoint, challenges, and barriers.
Local data on poverty
Hidden rules of socio-economic classes
Internal & external factors affecting poverty
Ways to make an impact
SERVE, which stands for Students Engaged in Rewarding Volunteer Experiences, is a partnership among Coulter Grove Intermediate School, Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School and United Way of Blount County. This partnership enables several hundred students to get out into the community while completing service projects at several local nonprofit agencies.