McMinn County Adult and Family Foundation a part of the MCEF
The Tennessee Adult Education District 4 TCAT Athens is located at 199 Clark Street, Athens, TN. The phone number is (423) 745-5111 Classes are free and when students qualify, their test is also free. Childcare is now being offered free at the YMCA on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings for adult education students. Students must go to the YMCA to register their children. If a student needs to retake any part of the test, the MCEF will give them a voucher to pay for it. Individuals who are interested in earning their diplomas can call the office to set up a time for orientation. Our Facebook and state office's links are below.
Several years ago the McMinn County Education Foundation and the McMinn County Adult and Family Foundation merged. The MCEF took over the work of the MCA&FF including: keeping the center open two extra days a week with the funds provided through the partnership with the United Way of McMinn and Meigs Counties, paying for a custodian, who is a client from Tri-Counties, and cleaning supplies, helping with vouchers for students to take their tests, graduation needs, paying the phone bill, and other things that help the program run smoothly. Pictured below are two groups of graduates and classes from the program at the McMinn County Justice Center thanks to the volunteer work of Bug Cooley and Jack Stout. There are also photos from the Clark Street site of students and teachers in action as they are daily.