TEAM Connections Afterschool Program


In November of 2002, Tennesseeans voted to create a state lottery. The General Assembly established that profits from the lottery go towards specific educational programs: college scholarships, early childhood programs and afterschool programs. Legislation specifics that 100% of UNCLAIMED prize winnings be used for afterschool grants.

In 2017-2018, Bledsoe County is beginning our seventh year in offering an elementary afterschool program at all 3 elementary schools: Pikeville Elementary, Rigsby Elementary, and Wheeler Elementary. This funding of $120,000 will provide an afterschool program designed to provide high academic expectations, positive behavior changes, combat absenteeism, and engage parents of all participants. It operates 7:15-7:45 AM Monday - Wednesday and 3:00-6:00 PM Monday - Thursday. If your child would like to know more about the program or participate in it, please contact your child's school or visit the LEAD teacher for your program to get an application.


—TEAM 2 We are beginning our fifth year to offer Afterschool at BCHS & BCMS. It is sponsored by 21st Century federal funding in the amount of $109,100. TEAM 2 provides remedial assistance to (BCMS) increase test scores in all subject areas and (BCHS) to improve ACT scores, decrease the number of suspensions among middle and high school students, and provide training and support services to BCHS & BCMS for job readiness, career pathways, post-secondary education, and financial self-sufficiency. We expect to also have the TEAM2 Job Shadowing and CNA classes in the spring of 2017, but there will be NO PAY for students, due to federal regulations.