Our vision is

to ensure Bristol’s children, youth and families are healthy, feel safe, develop marketable skills, have relationships with caring adults and give back to the community.

Our mission is to

mobilize the Bristol TN/VA community to fulfill its promise to meet the basic needs of each child while promoting the development of their character, faith and educational potential.

Who we are

Bristol’s Promise holds in trust the assessment and planning process for Bristol TN/VA children and youth. Bristol’s Promise is a catalyst, change agent that facilitates the community to look at the big picture when assessing and planning for children and youth needs.

Bristol’s Promise advocates the use of the 5 Promises for meeting the needs of our children, youth and families, and targeting identified Risk Factors with evidence-based and best practices programming.

Goal 1

Foster positive cultural environment for developing future generations:

Create a cultural environment where our community has a clear understanding about the situations

children and youth face coupled with fostering those effective systemic strategies needed to address

both the symptoms and the roots of those situations.

Guiding strategies will include regular assessment and collaborative planning, raising awareness,

encouraging adoption of new ideas, persistent and pervasive communications, and ensuring most

current thinking and proven methodologies are employed based on current and accurate information.

Goal 2

Best Practices

Bring to the Bristol community leading approaches to identifying the needs and priorities of children

and youth and meeting those with leading asset and evidenced-based programs, skilled and trained

individuals, and effective planning, assessment and continual re-evaluation of priorities and


Goal 3

Bristol TN/VA Community Clearinghouse & Networking

Serve as Bristol’s community clearinghouse and networking body that encourages partnerships and

collaborations and broadens opportunities through community-wide communications and media

efforts, common data and language tools, intra-agency referrals, funding opportunities, and regular

information exchange.

Goal 4


Ensure that the five promises of Bristol’s Promise are secured in our community by holding in trust the

assessment and plan, ensuring dedicated commitment and financial support, launching and/or filling

in programming gaps for future community adoption, and delivering successful results for our children,

youth and community.