Our Programs

 
 

Future of Hope INSTITUTE 

The Urban Alliance’s Future of Hope Institute provides high school students with an opportunity to engage their city by inspiring them to think theologically about the challenges of living in a contemporary urban context. For nine months, program participants engage with proven community leaders, explore possible careers, dive deeply into Biblical reflection and cultural analysis, and are refreshed through community and worship.

The Future of Hope Institute is a selective program designed for rising juniors and seniors from Knoxville area inner-city high schools. The program begins with a three-day retreat followed by a week-long institute. During this time, students have the opportunity to interact with community leaders, entrepreneurs and educators. Lastly, students have an opportunity to examine their city through a biblical lens.

Upon completion of the week-long institute, students form teams and are partnered with a mentor. Over the next six months, each team is responsible for designing and delivering a community-based vision project that meets a critical need in their community. These projects can address a range of issues including housing, violence, racism, healthcare, or education. The program ends with a banquet where teams present their finished projects to an assembly of peers and community leaders. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are presented with a $2000 scholarship to a college or university of their choice.  Participants choosing to attend Johnson University will receive an additional $1000 per year for four years.

Availability

Monday – Friday

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Location

318 N Gay St, Knoxville, TN, 37917

 

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faith and justice summit

The Future of Hope’s Faith and Justice Summit is a time for Knoxville High School students and Youth Leaders to reflect on injustice in our society, engage in social justice from a Biblical perspective, and connect with like-minded students from different backgrounds.

Through workshops, speakers, and roundtable discussions, you will gain knowledge about the issues of injustice and will be empowered to take biblical action to address the issues that impact our communities here in Knoxville.

WHO: High School students from Knoxville

 

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th from 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch provided)

 

WHERE: First Baptist Church Knoxville

 

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