was opened on April 1, 2009 to serve youth and families from the Upper Cumberland Area. This program is an expansion of the Indian Mound Farm and Residential Center. Many young men were being placed in facilities several hours from home and after several requests from the State of Tennessee Department of Children Services, this new Center was established. It is located on the grounds of the historic Cumberland Mountain School- giving it a unique dual purpose. Not only is it the location for the Youth Impact Center for boys, it also serves as the location for Cumberland County’s Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency office. The original Cumberland Mountain School opened in 1919 and provided a prestigious education for almost 700 students, until it closed in 1938. However, the rich heritage lives on within the new Youth Impact Center enriching the lives of the youth and their families.
The 25 acre campus provides an ideal environment for the youth to make positive changes in their lives and prepare for the future. Not only is there room for plenty of outdoor recreation, the campus provides a very peaceful setting among the mature oak trees and blooming flowers.
The main building contains a modern classroom with up to date technology. Students can continue their education, focusing on the importance of the value of learning.
The tranquil library building serves as the music and art classroom and a visitation area for the families on the weekend. It is an ideal location for staff meetings and trainings. The remodeling and new furniture reflects the home like environment we always try to create and gives the message of compassion and caring to the youth.
The Paty Lodge is able to house 16 students and serves as the residential living quarters for the youth. Eight bedrooms and very large common area containing game tables, TV/VCR, and video games provides plenty of recreational opportunities.
The walls are covered by several murals painted by Tennessee Technological University Art Students showing the excitement within a big city, a relaxing but inspiring beach scene and a graffiti style sign of “YOUTH IMPACT CENTER”, which several youth assisted in designing.
The students attend religious services regularly at the special invitation of The First United Methodist Church of Crossville, Pine Eden Baptist Church and the Linary Church of Christ. The First United Methodist Church has also extended an open invitation for the boys to utilize their gymnasium for additional recreational activities.
With commitment, effort, and integrity, trust can be regained;
With compassion, hope and resolve, relationships can be restored
Trust and Relationships grow when youth are given a
CHANCE to show that they can CHANGE!
For specific information in regards to the services provided, please visit Residential Services.
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency
580 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
Contact Person: Brian Swearengen
Cumberland Mountain School – Youth Impact Center
73 Methodist Campground Loop
Crossville, TN 38555
Contact Person: Brian Swearengen
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is a Partner Agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest is a private, not-for- profit, tax exempt organization with a mission to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest works with a network of approximately 500 Partner Agencies like Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency to distribute food to those in need throughout 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. To learn more, visit secondharvestmidtn.org.
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