Our staff welcomes the opportunity to speak about GameChangers and the impact that it is making in our community. Contact Karlyn Reel, Director of Public Relations with inquiries.

The YWCA is looking for a few good men

By Kelli Parker of WATE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE)– The YWCA is looking for a few good men to help change the lives of boys right here in our community. It’s a program called GameChangers. Local Mentors go inside local schools to help be game changers in the lives of boys who need someone to guide them. As Kendrick Tate and Austin Hopps explain, this program is already making a huge difference for our next generation.

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Volunteer East Tennessee honors outstanding youth volunteer of the year

By Chelsea Haynes of WATE

For the past three years, William Burnett has dedicated every single week during the school year to educate middle school boys on domestic violence, through the YWCA GameChangers program. 

Volunteer East Tennessee named him “Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year” for his commitment to these young men and service to the East Tennessee community. Congratulations William! 

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Changing the game against domestic violence, one teenage boy at a time

By Chelsea Haynes of WATE


The YWCA Knoxville is breaking barriers to change the game by launching the only gender based violence prevention program for young men in East Tennessee, and the only one of it’s kind in the United States.

GameChangers is a program based in the heart of East Tennessee which targets middle-school boys by teaching young men about domestic violence, sexual assault and how they can prevent violence against women and girls.

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