Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee partnered with Mayor Glenn Jacobs on Read City USA “Mission Completed” Event at Phyllis Wheatley YWCA in East Knoxville.
KNOXVILLE, TN (December 17, 2019) — Mayor Glenn Jacobs will host a Read City USA “Mission Completed” celebration for youth served by this
Knox County Mayor Jacobs will read a variety of holiday classics at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA at 124 S. Cruze Street in East Knoxville this Thursday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m. All children and youth in attendance will receive a book. Food will be served to attendees.
The event is free and open to the general public and is co-sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. Attendees are encouraged to register at; TennesseeBig.org/ReadCity.
About Read City USA
Led by Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, READ CITY USA is a collaborative initiative of Knox County Government, Knox County Public Library, Knox County Schools, The Great Schools Partnership, and other community organizations to help all children, regardless of their socio-economic background, learn to read early and well, thereby reaching their full potential in school and in life. Learn more at readcityusa.com.
About Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
The Phyllis Wheatley Center was built as a facility for black women in 1920. In 1954, the center became the main facility for the YWCA’s youth programs in East Tennessee to provide youth with the tools necessary to overcome obstacles and to succeed in school and beyond. It also serves the East Knoxville community with education, and health & fitness programs.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee ignites potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Youth enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 50-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org.