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. Last 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 planning and registering for our 2017 main event which will take place October 24, 2017. Use our registration event link below to learn more about “Right here!” 2017 or to register. 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!!

2017 Event Registration  Donate

2017 Featured Speakers


Rob Miller provides his perspective on education through a blog and gives daily through his job as assistant superintendent at Sand Springs Public Schools. He has been in public education for 24 years, following ten years as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. 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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