What you need to know

Reach Them to Teach Them exists to challenge and inspire educators and other youth workers. 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 area youth workers 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 an amazing and inspiring event. This year on November 1, 2016 we set the audience “On Fire!” with an event featuring John O’Leary that was planned to motivate everyone to be All In! . The feedback says we did it!

We are currently in the planning stages for 2017. Plan to check back “Right here!” for more information, soon. Choose to sponsor a teacher for this year’s event by clicking on the link below. You can make a difference!! Right here! Right now!!

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2016 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!”

Recent Quote

“Thank you! I really needed this tonight!! I needed a night of inspiration to remind me why I chose this profession.”

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