We are a network of twelve nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping every girl in East Tennessee reach her potential through post-secondary education. We work across sectors, from education to social services to housing to after-school programs and more, but we share a commitment to empowering more girls and women to pursue education after high school.

Our network is convened and supported by the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee (WFET). Beginning in 2015, we conducted extensive message research and testing to understand barriers to post-secondary education and opportunities to overcome them.

Now, our network meets several times a year to plan programs and communications campaigns to help girls and young women pursue post-secondary education. Our network’s activities range from one-on-one tutoring to small presentations to digital marketing campaigns.


Our twelve network members work across East Tennessee to provide all kinds of support, from scholarship advice to application assistance to mentoring and more. Click a member’s logo to visit their website.

Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton and Carter County
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport
Boys & Girls Club of The Tennessee Valley
centro hispano de East Tennessee
Children’s Center of the Cumberlands
girls inc. of Johnson City and Washington County
girls inc. of Tennessee Valley
Hola Lakeway
Project Grad Knoxville
The Restoration House of East Tennessee
Safer Harbor of the Smokies
YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley


The map below shows the reach of our network across the East Tennessee region (click to expand):