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.


Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Second Trooper Cadet Lateral Class

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will soon be accepting applications for the second lateral trooper class.  Men and women interested in a career as a state trooper can begin the application process online at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.     Preferred qualifications for the lateral class will be Peace Officers Standards and ... (click for more)

Omega Phi Alpha To Host Pajama Run For Project 541

The national service sorority Omega Phi Alpha, Sigma Chapter at UTC, will host a 5k Pajama Run on Saturday, April 8, at 9 a.m. This event will be held on UTC's campus to help fund-raise and promote awareness for Project 541.  Project 541 is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting and empowering girls and young women in an impoverished region of Honduras. It ... (click for more)

St. Elmo Woman, 45, Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   She was identified as  Dana Shunice Palmer, 45, of St. Elmo.   Ms. Palmer was booked into the Hamilton County Jail from the Chattanooga Police Department on Feb. 14 on a public Intoxication charge. She was transferred from the jail to CoreCivic ... (click for more)

Shannon Whitfield Raising Rates At Money-Losing Walker County Landfill; Moratorium Placed On Fracking, Deep Well Drilling, Tiny Homes

New Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield is raising rates at the money-losing Walker County Landfill. The higher charges go into effect on March 1. Mr. Whitfield, during his campaign, said the landfill had been losing about $500,000 per year for many years. He said other area landfills were making a profit, but Walker County was having to subsidize its landfill. ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)