Category: <span>Talent</span>

WIN-WIN-WIN

WIN-WIN-WIN

BCBST BlueSky Tennessee Institute  Brad Leon spent much of May 2022 celebrating. He and colleague Melissa Graham traveled to high schools across Hamilton County announcing potentially life-changing scholarships to the new BlueCross BlueShield BlueSky Tennessee Institute, an innovative pilot program that condenses a 4-year bachelor’s degree in computer science into 27 rigorous months with a...

July 25, 2022July 25, 2022
Howard Connect: Authentic Learning in Middle School

Howard Connect: Authentic Learning in Middle School

What is the “why” of middle school? Pre K through fifth grade are focused on establishing a strong foundation of reading and math skills. High school concentrates on preparing students for the next stage – further education or the workforce. Is middle school just something students have to survive (we’ve all been there!), or can...

April 7, 2022April 7, 2022
Build It Green

Build It Green

Job Training and Leadership Program Exists to Empower People and Neighborhoods (photo: Jackson McDowell is a graduate of Build It Green) You can build the neighborhood you want to live in.  Consider the power and opportunity in that statement. Take a minute and consider if you truly believe it – and why your answer matters. Chattanooga...

November 9, 2021November 9, 2021
Transforming High School

Transforming High School

Gateway Scholars Pursue Success after Graduation  Chattanooga is known for dreaming big. Home to the fastest improving public schools in Tennessee, community leaders have set their sights on earning the title of best school district in the state – and being the Smartest Community in the South. To make that happen, it’s vital that students...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
Gig City Goes Big

Gig City Goes Big

Chattanooga is closing the digital divide with a precedent-setting commitment to internet connectivity for all. In Chattanooga, we expect that every home will have running water and electricity. An internet connection, however, is a luxury. But when schools and businesses sent students and staff home to shelter in place in March 2020 to limit the...

December 17, 2020December 17, 2020