National Youth Violence Prevention Week

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(865) 215-2536

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 24-30, 2022.

Founded in 2001, National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) is a time for youth to lead communities on effective strategies to prevent youth violence. The campaign is a week-long event with each day of the week corresponding to a specific challenge for communities. Join with others around the country to unite and lift up youth who work to make their schools and neighborhoods safer.

The City of Knoxville's Community Safety Office has teamed up with community partners on a variety of activities for young people and families during Youth Violence Prevention Week. For additional information about an activity, please reach out to each partner organization. 

APRIL 24, 2022

Day of Prayer on Market Square
Sunday, April 24
4:30 - 6 p.m. 
Market Square Pavilion

The Knoxville Branch of the NAACP hosts this opportunity for community healing. Join faith leaders from across our community as we stand in love, prayer and support of our youth and reaffirm our commitment to end youth violence in all forms. 

APRIL 26, 2022

City Skate Night!
Tuesday, April 26
6-9 p.m. 
Change Center

Knoxville youth 18 and under skate free and enjoy refreshments. 

APRIL 28, 2022

YWCA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Thursday, April 28
6-8:30 p.m. 
Phyllis Wheatley Center

APRIL 29, 2022

Once Upon a Muse Storytelling, with the River and Rail Theatre
Friday, April 29
5-7 p.m.
The Muse Knoxville

Once Upon a Muse Storytelling series, a collaboration with the River and Rail Theatre Group. Admission is free for Muse members and $10 for non-members. Programming is suitable for all ages. 

YWCA Block Party
Friday, April 29
5-7 p.m.
Walter Hardy Park

YWCA Community Cookout

Roundtable Discussion for Teens
Friday, April 29
5-6:30 p.m.
The Bottom
2340 E. Magnolia Ave. 

APRIL 30, 2022

Kickball with Curt and Friends
Invitational Kickball Tournament
Saturday, April 30
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Ridley Helton Baseball Field

Hosted by The Edge Foundation in collaboration with the City of Knoxville, NoBull and youth-serving organizations. Special guests include Jalen Reeves Maybin, Josh Dobbs, Scott “HotSauce” Holtzman, Alexander Johnson and many more. All youth participants will receive free shirts, shoes & shorts provided by NoBull. Come cheer for your favorite players and organizations! 
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Drums Up Guns Down
Boys and Girls Club
Men of Valor
YWCA-Phyllis Wheatley Center
Change Center

Story Time
Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. 
The Bottom
2340 E. Magnolia Ave. 

Part of Youth Week at The Bottom, Story Time is perfect for kids ages 7 and under.