Emerald Youth Foundation JUST LEAD



More work must be done to address our city’s pervasive urban youth crisis and serve the more than 12,000 young people living in underserved neighborhoods in Knoxville. 



 To reinvigorate our community and prepare the next generation of leaders, Emerald Youth Foundation is excited to lead IMAGINE A CITY, an initiative focused on raising Knoxville’s next generation of promising, godly leaders. 



 JustLead’s afterschool program for elementary and middle school students includes tutoring, homework help, health/fitness/nutrition instruction, field trips and service learning opportunities. Additionally, we offer discipleship opportunities for all ages, including mid-week Bible study, small groups, corporate worship and inter-generational faith activities.

The JustLead Bible curriculum is specifically written to promote discussion between adults and youths about major Biblical themes. The curriculum is an original production of Emerald Youth Foundation.

Emerald Youth Foundation


Our driving vision is to make Knoxville a city where EVERY CHILD IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD has the opportunity to lead a full life.