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Empower Knox is the City of Knoxville’s youth initiative within the Office of Community Safety and Empowerment. Empower Youth activities are focused on collaborating with community organizations and engaging youth to create equitable opportunities and outcomes for all young people in Knoxville. 

  Now accepting applications from rising 9th - 12th grade students for the Mayor's Youth Council. Apply by April 30, 2024.
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  Local organizations working to interrupt violence in Knoxville are invited to apply for grant funding through the City of Knoxville Office of Community Safety.

Take a look at the 2022 grant impact reports:

Spring Break & Summer Opportunity Youth Grants Impact Report [PDF]

Youth Violence Prevention Week Grant Impact Report [PDF]
Programs within Empower Knox include:

• Mayor's Youth Council
• Mayor's Community Empowerment Roundtable
• Summer in the City Internship
• Empower Knox Funding
• Knoxville Youth Excel

For more information about the Empower Knox initiative, contact:

Emily Norris
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Office of Community Safety and Empowerment
[email protected]