Teen from Elizabethton, TN wins $2,500 from pop-tarts & United Way to Improve community
Elizabethton, TN – January 27, 2020 – Today, Pop-Tarts and United Way announced Jocelyn Marr, 18, of Elizabethton, TN as a recipient of a $2,500 grant from Pop-Tarts® & United Way as part of the recent Unwrap the Future Challenge, awarding grants to 20 young people across the country between the ages of 13 and 22 to spark their idea for how best to improve their community. Ideas tackle local food insecurity, mental health issues, homelessness, bullying, and other important topics.
Jocelyn Marr was among the winners for their idea to increase awareness of mental health among men. Marr will partner with United Way of East TN Highlands as well as two of their member agencies, Carter County Drug Prevention and Red Legacy Recovery.
“Pop-Tarts wants to provide the spark for young people to use their creativity and curiosity to bring positive change in their community, and this is just the start,” said Pop-Tarts’ Sarah Reinecke, Senior Director, Brand Marketing. “In addition, Pop-Tarts and Kellogg are committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030.”
The Unwrap the Future Challenge contributes towards Kellogg’s Better Days commitment to create better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030.
About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR®, MorningStar Farms® and more. Net sales in 2018 were approximately $13.5 billion, comprised principally of snacks and convenience foods like cereal and frozen foods. Kellogg brands are beloved in markets around the world. We are also a company with Heart & Soul, committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through our Kellogg’s® Better Days global purpose platform. Visit www.KelloggCompany.com or www.OpenforBreakfast.com.
About United Way of East TN Highlands
Serving Washington, Carter, Johnson and Southern Sullivan Counties, our goal is to break the cycle of poverty by uniting people and resources to strengthen the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. Our vision is to be a community united to empower every person and organization to reach their full potential and achieve mor. For more information about United Way of East TN Highlands, please visit www.UnitedWayETNH.org.
About United Way
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.
Description: What factors effect your credit score, and strategies to improve scores, to an audience of primarily young adults.
Time: 1:30- 2:30
Location: Elizabethton Public library | 201 N Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Contact: Bank of TN | Detra Cleven | firstname.lastname@example.org | 423-262-5486
Protecting Your Credit
Description: How to protect your credit from scammers. The importance of having a 700 credit score or higher in your senior years.
Time: 12:00- 2:00p
Location: Bristol Public Library | 800 State St. Bristol, TN
Contact: Operation HOPE Inc | Sarah Williams | 423-764-2226 | email@example.com | www.operationhope.org
Banking Credit Myths & Facts
Description: Qué requisitos necesitas para abrir una cuenta bancaria? Qué pasa en el caso de un inmigrante sin documentos? Cómo se obtiene un ITIN? Cómo te afecta el puntaje de crédito? No necesitas un numero de seguro social para planificar tu futuro Lo que debes de saber sobre tu puntaje de crédito
Contact: HomeSource East TN
Rene Yanes | firstname.lastname@example.org | Laura E. Contreras-Alanís | email@example.com | 865.971.1679
Centro Hispano | Hilda Castillo | firstname.lastname@example.org | 865.522.0052
Description: Facts About: Payday loans. Cash advance lenders. The cost of having bad credit. Rent-to-own vs buying.
Location: Facebook Live sessions: https://www.facebook.com/HomeSourceTN
Contact: HomeSource ETN, Pinnacle Bank
Keely Ritchie | email@example.com
Rene Yanes | firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura E. Contreras-Alanís | email@example.com
Money Management Workshop
Lunch and Learn | Refreshments Served
Description: Understanding credit, cash apps vs credit card vs savings account
Time: 12:00 – 1:00p
Location: Kingsport Library | 400 Broad St, Kingsport TN
Contact: Operation Hope| Alan Pickle | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.operatiohope.org
Reduce Financial Stress by Reaching Your Financial Goals
Contact AOF to set up your FREE one-on-one financial coaching session tailored to your needs.
Time: 9:00a - 12:00p
Location: TBD Based on Client Need
Contact: Appalachian Opportunity Fund | Oren Peterson | Opeterson@aofcoaching.net | 865-456-4224 (call or text)
Financial Literacy After Hours Networking Event
Presented by: PEAK Young Professionals and First Horizon
Location: Sports Mill | 600 E. Market, Kingsport TN
United Way Kingsport | Becca Sutpen | email@example.com
Kingsport Chamber | Vanessa Bennett | firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Hope | Alan Pickle | Alan.email@example.com
First Horizon Bank | Tiffany Greer | firstname.lastname@example.org
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Johnson City drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 2112 N. Roan St., Johnson City TN
Contact: First Horizon | Robbie Davis | email@example.com | 423.461.1719
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Bristol drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 800 State St., Bristol TN
Contact: First Horizon |Kevin Wysor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 423.764.2265
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Kingsport drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 235 E. Center St., Kingsport TN
Contact: First Horizon | Amy Marshall | email@example.com | 423.378.7005
A Movement Toward Home Ownership
Lunch & Learn
Description: Kip Parks from Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation will be introducing the programs they offer. Eastern Eight CDC's mission is to fulfill housing needs for low to moderate income families, making home ownership a reality for more. They offer multiple services including but not limited to housing coaching, mortgage lending, and new construction.
Location: The Depot at Food City | 920 N. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604
UETHDA | Hannah Marshall | firstname.lastname@example.org | (423) 480-8037
Eastern 8 | Kip Parks | email@example.com
Description: Discussing credit and what makes a credit score. What you need to do to prepare to buy a home.
Location: United Way of East TN Highlands| 1907 N. Roane St., Johnson City, TN
Contact: Eastman Credit Union | Sabra P. Hayden | firstname.lastname@example.org | 423-722-1201
Understanding and Boosting Credit
Location: Webinar ... Register Here
Contact: First Horizon
Military Community ARG | Paul Ollis | email@example.com
Heather Hoag | firstname.lastname@example.org | 865-824-4044
Cathy Guarnacci| email@example.com
Description: Contact Angela Conner, SVP of Community Development, for specific event and location details.
Angela Conner | firstname.lastname@example.org
James Brown | email@example.com
Larry Jones | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union | Miranda Cooper