Every day more than 11 million youth leave school and have no place to go. Youth and Family Resources provides a safe place for the teens of Smith County to play, grow and learn while empowering them to excel in school. Teens who attend The SPOT often perform better academically and are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and attend school consistently.
Youth and Family Resources is constantly involved with the Smith County school systems, faith based organizations, homeschool and community organizations. We have been trained and utilize the popular, innovative curriculum of REAL Essentials in our mentoring. This is a relationship education curriculum. It is specifically designed to equip adults to teach young people skills for combating challenges they face in adolescence. Lesson content captivates the heart and directs students toward positive decision making. It is being used across the country to teach high school students critical relationship skills and practical approaches for navigating the social dynamics of friendship and love .
Youth and Family Resources is a faith based youth development program that serves students in grades 6th thru 12th in Smith County Tennessee and is 100% FREE.
The Center for Relationship Training
Unhealthy relationships negatively affect an individual’s quality of life. Learn how to give them an edge, and teach relationship essentials. Curriculum is available for teaching people of all ages, beginning in 4th grade and extending through adults.
Meet our Director
As the Director of Youth and Family Resource Network, Barbara is passionate about equipping young people to reach their potential. She has served as a youth minister and is credentialed by Youth for Christ Worldwide Organization. She is a certified trainer for the Building Strong Brains program as well as Real Essentials and Life Skills curriculum. Barbara is a Youth Advocate for Prevention, empowering young people with the skills to make healthy choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools and community.