Middle Tennessee native and donor, Meghan Markie, originally from Columbia, Tennessee, has been supporting Youth Villages after her father introduced her to the organization, where he volunteered as a Dell employee before his passing. Since getting involved, Meghan joined the Middle Tennessee Advisory Board, and for the last two years, she served as Board Chair.
Community Engagement Articles
Helping young men choose a different path
This week, Royal Chatman will be in juvenile court supporting a young man who’s facing an aggravated assault charge. The court will be determining whether the young man will be transferred to adult court – or be assigned to the Memphis Allies SWITCH program.
Teamwork is at its best when all are in together to achieve a common goal…
Middle Tennessee group homes receive large amount of support from local businesses and community.
Honoring Two National Board Members
We are honored to recognize two members of Youth Villages’ national board of directors, retiring from national board governance this past June.
Middle Tennessee Volunteer Spotlight
When COVID-19 forced everyone to make dramatic changes and in-person activities were suspended, Youth Villages’ volunteers remained committed to helping in any way they could. With the help of our established Friend In Need volunteer group, former Backpack Heroes and Holiday Heroes, and current group home volunteers, staff was able to immediately jump into action.
Fast-thinking Youth Villages specialist pulls together emergency resources
When a state of emergency was declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people, understandably, freaked out.
Youth Villages helps young person through a crisis within a crisis
As difficult as the COVID-19 outbreak has been, many young people with unstable home lives have had an even harder time adjusting to the emergency.
Resourceful Youth Villages supervisor comes to families’ aid
“I had a colleague on vacation, and I needed to cover her shift.”
This is where it all started for Amber Harris, a supervisor for Youth Villages in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. One of her families had a potential case of COVID-19, and the mother needed help because she could no longer work.
Inaugural Rockin’ for Janie event raises $200,000 to support Youth Villages’ LifeSet Program in Massachusetts
The Youth Villages Massachusetts’ Rockin’ for Janie event, held Oct. 25 in partnership with Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund, raised over $200,000 to support young women