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The Pursuit of Happiness

for underserved and under-resourced youth

Our mission is to restore hope by alleviating the drivers of poverty one life at a time.

What Compels Us to Act?

The ramifications of poverty are often passed on from one generation to the next due to social, economic, and political barriers. These impact thousands of young Chattanoogans each year, leading to adverse outcomes among the most vulnerable individuals and communities in our area.


We believe we can restore hope in youth living in adverse conditions by providing holistic support, genuine partnership, and continued investment in their success - their pursuits of happiness.

What Is Our Approach?

Poverty affects each individual differently, so we address each student on a one-to-one basis, eager to instill values of hope, kindness, respect, reliability, diligence, and discipline through shared experiences. 

The Pursuit of Happiness targets students living in underserved, under-resourced

communities in the Chattanooga area. The appropriate certified professionals and community members, led by Michael Gordon, will partner with youth and their families to offer in-home counseling services, mentorship, and professional experience opportunities on a consistent basis.

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