The Academic Center

The Academic Center is an after-school and summer program that focuses on academics, character education, physical activity, and healthy habits to help kids in under-resourced communities strive and reach their full potential. The Academic Center serves 50 middle and elementary students who primarily come from low-income neighborhoods and failing schools. With our intervention we are happy to say that 90% of the students we serve academically progresses to the next grade level. 

Our after-school and summer curriculum focuses on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Social and emotional learning is the process through which children acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions. Some of our current initiatives are Fighting Food Disparity, Mental Health Awareness, and Early Learning of Entrepreneurship Opportunities.

Our after-school program runs August - May, Monday - Friday from 3:00PM - 6:00PM at Logan Temple Church on Selma Ave in East Knoxville. Sign your kids up today. Click on the After-school Application Form.

Our summer program runs June - July, Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 4:30PM at Logan Temple Church on Selma Ave in East Knoxville.

The Breakfast Club

Shora Foundation serves high schools teens and young adults aged 18 - 24. Our staff provides a life skills curriculum to 10 young adults each summer. We focus on education, financial literacy, character and career development. This program is provided in the summer and we also partner with other youth serving organizations where we tailor the curriculum to fit their needs.

Back 2 School Giveaway

We are proud to give away free backpacks and schools supplies each year to Knox County youth.  We have served over 1000 kids with school preparedness needs.


Be Fit, Be Inspired, Be Transformed

BFIT is a program that promotes healthy lifestyles among African American men and women in the inner city. African Americans are at a higher risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. These statistics are higher in areas where there is high poverty and lack of healthy, natural, and organic resources. 

We bring together men and women weekly and hope to transform their spiritual, mental, and physical well being. Join us every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at Community Evangelistic Church (CEC) at 2650 Boyds Bridge Pike, 37914 for one hour of fun and fitness, Zumba style. 

Sign up for the BFIT Retreat Today!