The Read to Lead Academy
We have partnered with Hamilton County Schools and have opened a Virtual Learning Center at the Bethllehem Center and Emma Wheeler Homes!
Also, our Read to Lead afterschool program is now accepting applications!
The Nehemiah Project
The Nehemiah Project is a partnership between the Beth and Backpack Chattanooga that provides underprivileged children with school supplies.
Bethlehem Leadership Unit (B.L.U.)
B.L.U. is a leadership development program that challenges high school students to come up with ways to improve their community, city, and even other parts of the country
Community Connection Initiatives
Bethlehem Sports Program
Our sports program allows children in preschool and middle school to be a part of a league that grows together, developing skills such as trust and depending on one another. program currently offers softball with hopes to offer more sports in the soon future. In the past we have partnered with local camps, such as theAlvin Kamara Football Camp, to give our youth as many positive enriching experiences as possible.
For more information on how to sign up your child, call Demetrius Morgan at (423) 304 - 3891.
Impact1!The goal of Impact1! is to help participants discover their innate strengths and capabilities and to help them chart a successful course in life. The participants receive faith-based success strategy training coupled with construction skills training, capped off with a celebration in which the graduates receive recognition and certification.
Throughout the week, Impact 1! provides training and mentoring through professional work projects. Those who graduate from the program learn additional skills as they engage in remodeling, residential fencing and creating decks, porches, ramps, roofing, and more.
Partnership Food Pantry
We have a food pantry co-sponsored by the Partnership For Families, Children, and Adults Building Stable Lives program!
To qualify, call 211 or (423) 265-8000.
Mondays: 9 a.m - 1 p.m.
Wednesdays (Seniors & Disabled Individuals) : 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*For senior and disabled residents of Emma Wheeler Homes, transportation will be provided to and from the pantry on Wednesdays.*
Call 423-266-1384 for more info.
Food items needed:
Condiments (mayo, salad dressing, mustard)
Dry beans (pinto, white, etc.
Boys to Men at the Beth
The primary focus of this male mentoring program was to stress personal and social development with educational attainment. In 2019, Boys to Men merged with the United Methodist Neighborhood Center, Inc and became Boys to Men at the Beth.
Omega LamplightersThe Omega Lamplighters is a youth program developed by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega Activity Center Foundation, Inc. Founded in 1995, the Lamplighters program provides boys in grades 3rd-12th with educational, cultural, social, emotional and psychological activities designed to provide good life skills and prepare them to become successful and contributing members of the community. To accomplish these objectives, the program provides mentoring, tutoring, etiquette training, and career counseling.The program not only teaches etiquette, respect, academics, and responsibility, it also encourages friendship, teamwork, and creativity.
Luke 10:25-37 Fund
Inspired by the biblical story of the Good Samaritan, The Luke 10:25-37 Fund helps with emergency circumstances by assisting individuals and families in need. The fund provides support by means of technical assistance rather than an exchange of currency.
All participants are properly vetted and action taken to assist the participants must be approved by the Executive Board of the Bethlehem Center.