Every parent wants a safe, affordable place to send their kids after school. The SPOT offers that and much more and it is FREE! When your child comes after school you get peace of mind knowing they are under the guidance of professional and caring staff and volunteers. We empower teens to excel in school, lead healthy lives and become good citizens in our community.
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. Our non-profit organization is a team of community volunteers, partnerships with city leaders, local churches and our Smith County Schools.
All of the teens that are in our care are supervised by a group of caring, adult volunteers. Every volunteer goes through a background check and training. There are two adults for every five students. We currently have between 75-100 students that attend The Spot.
40 Developmental Assets – The Developmental Assets® are 40 research-based, positive experiences and qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults.
Parent Information: Teens
Written for parents of teens, this webpage provides information on important issues such as diseases, safety, healthy development, risk behavior, and school health. Resources include fact sheets, videos, and social media tools.
Raising Teens: Five Basics of Parenting Adolescents
The Raising Teens Project has identified five significant ways in which parents can influence healthy adolescent development. MIT.
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.