What you need to know

Reach Them to Teach Them exists to challenge and inspire educators.   In these days of unprecedented change, one thing remains the same – the critical role teachers play in the lives of their students.  Reach Them to Teach Them serves educators through an evening of appreciation and personal challenge held every fall at the majestic Tennessee Theatre.

The power of a positive influence can never be underestimated.  We seek to honor and inspire those who play a critical role in the lives of our children.  On October 27, 2015 we celebrated 10 years of Reach Them to Teach Them with our most amazing and inspiring event ever…guaranteed to challenge your mind and touch your heart! The feedback says we did it!

2016 is fueling up to be On Fire with John O’Leary on November 1st! Register or choose to sponsor a teacher for this year’s event by clicking on the link below. We can’t wait to be ALL IN with you!!

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Featured Speakers


Expected to die. Now teaching others how to truly live.
In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live…. read more


Hallerin Hilton Hill is a radio talk show host, motivational speaker, and trainer. He is the CEO and founder of Wisdom House – a multimedia company focused on inspiring people around the world to grow in wisdom. His mission is to inspire, inform and entertain… read more.




Reach Them to Teach Them is blessed by our community sponsors.  With the continued financial support of area businesses and organizations, we are able to provide ongoing support for area educators at a time when they need it most.

Food City, our title sponsor, for the past several years, has consistently and generously  provided resources  for students and teachers across East Tennessee, and has demonstrated a commitment to give of their time and resources to ensure that area teachers know that they matter to Food City.  Thank you Food City for “VALUing teachers EVERY DAY!”

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“Thank you for thinking of us! We so appreciate this evening of encouragement, entertainment & support. This is the event that keeps me going & sticks with me for the remainder of the school year. Thank you!”

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