Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, February 24, 2014

Here is the weekly Top 10 for Chattanooga YFD:  WEEKLY TOP 10 LIST! 

#1   Pep Talk Radio Tonight - Parent Education Programming 

Tonight we discuss the role Attorney Garth has in our community and the success she has. Plus, why the baseball program is more than a game.  Pep Talk airs every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on Groove 93.5. Click here to download or listen.

#2  Black History Living Museum, Art Show and History Bowl 

The Black History Living Museum is back.  The show involves actors, historians, and difference makers.  It will also feature artwork created by the youth.  Tuesday, art show at 6 p.m. Living museum at 6:30 p.m. Carver YFD Center (600 Orchard Knob Middle).  Everyone is invited.  On Friday, middle and high school teens are invited to participate in the Black History Bowl at East Chattanooga YFD Center at 6:30 p.m., 2409 Dodson Ave. Any teen can participate for awards. Study materials can be found at any of the 17 YFD Centers. 

#3   More Reading Program Computers Coming 

In just a few days, nearly all 17 of the Youth and Family Development Centers will offer free after school computer reading programs. Each center will be able to evaluate a child's skill, and provide them with instructions and recommended computer time to build on their reading skills. Now hundreds of youth can take advantage of every opportunity to improve reading skills.  Sign a child up for daily after school learning at any of our YFD Centers. More information on each center here.

#4  Early Childhood Education 

Head Start now accepting pre-registration applications at several locations.   The city's Head Start program is a proven low-cost resource of early education in dozens of locations.  Applications for all HS locations are being accepted at these sites: Friday, Cedar Hill Head Start, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 4701 Divine Ave.   Must have proof of income, immunization records, birth certificate, and all documentation of a disability (if applicable).   

#5  After School Homework Help, Activities And More

Monday-Thursday, each YFD Center offers after school homework help, reading programs, play time and more.  To find all the schedules, look under each center by clicking here.  

#6 North River Civic Center Concert Series 

All ages are welcome to attend North River Civic Center's Sunset Concert series. Friday from 7-8 p.m., hear the sounds of Jericho Brass, plus learn about their style of play and more. The concert is free. Located behind Northgate Mall in Hixson.  

#7 Last Week To Register For Women's Basketball League 

Games held at Tyner YFD Center.  Season starts next week.  Games are played on Sunday afternoons, with ref, scorer, etc. all provided. The cost is $250 per team.  Call 855-2664 for more information. 

#8  City Of Chattanooga Fitness Schedule 

From Line Dancing and Zumba, to Water Fitness and Yoga, you will be surprised at what's to offer at over a dozen locations across Chattanooga. Many programs are for adults to seniors.  Click here for your copy.  

#9  Last Week to Sign Up For Free Youth Baseball/Tee-Ball 

Coaches and volunteers needed.  Boys and girls, ages 3-12. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) sign ups are going on now at all Youth & Family Development Centers. New this year, tee-ball for ages 3-4.  Sign up now through Saturday.  Call Montrell for more information at 643-6058.  The baseball leagues are great for all youth with or without experience. RBI also provides a great opportunity to bond with your child through sports, while he/she understands the value of teamwork, and receives mentoring from staff and volunteers.   Opening day is March 22 at Warner Park. 

#10  Aquatic Division's Tri-Aqua-Thon 

Earn prizes and points for every time you hit the pool.  Don't get left behind in the Ironman Chattanooga frenzy. Join the Tri-Aqua-Thon incentive program to earn prizes and awards. Sign up now by visiting the centers.  Earn points for prizes for every water fitness class, lap swim, or even free swim session.  The event will be broken down into 3 "legs" or times. Feb 17-April 18, April 21-July 25, and July 28-Sept 26.  All classes held at Brainerd or South Chattanooga indoor pools.  Call Peggy Grall at 697-1385 for more information.



MOMentum Hosts MPower: Orientation + Inspiration

The MOMentum Network, a local nonprofit that supports single moms in college, is hosting their MPower: Orientation + Inspiration to kick-off the new college semester on Saturday.   Cara Hicks, former single mom in college and MOMentum Founder, said, “Pursuing higher education while balancing work and raising children is an incredible challenge, but we’re honored to provide ... (click for more)

Lt. Governor Randy McNally To Speak At Pachyderm Meeting On Thursday

Lt. Governor Randy McNally will speak at the Pachyderm meeting on Thursday. It will be held at the Western Sizzlin' in Ooltewah. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. (click for more)

Sweeping New Off Ramp, Frontage Road Off I-24 Eastbound Near U.S. Pipe Planned; $37 Million TDOT Project Will Have Signalized Connections To Broad, Market

A sweeping new off ramp for traffic coming into Chattanooga around Moccasin Bend on I-24 is planned, along with a new frontage road by the freeway that will have signalized connections to Broad, Williams and Market streets.   The $37 million project will replace a confusing set of freeway off and on loops along this section, including one near Howard School. ... (click for more)

Witnesses Say 69-Year-Old Jogger And Alleged Rapist Were Both Bruised Up After 2014 Encounter

Witnesses said a 69-year-old jogger and his alleged teen attacker were both bruised up during their 2014 encounter in North Chattanooga. Diontae Smartt, who was 17 at the time of his arrest, is standing trial for aggravated rape in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole. He is free on bond. The male jogger took the witness stand at the start of the trial, saying he was attacked ... (click for more)

Is This Really About Slavery?

The greatest thing that came out of the American Civil War came after the cessation of hostilities. After four years of deadly, devastating, agonizing war and over 600,000 Americans had died, the armies came to a halt. The killing ended, but the suffering continued for many of the wounded and those whose homes and fortunes had gone up in smoke and been left as rubble. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ordinary To Extraordinary

A handsome black guy, from the looks of it still in high school, appeared in a video during the A Celebration of Valor luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center Tuesday afternoon and described a Medal of Honor winner. Easily over 500 were there, including our famed Charles Coolidge, and all heard this young achiever say, “A Medal recipient is an ordinary person who performs ... (click for more)