Our vision is
Bristol’s children and youth 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 and youth, and targeting identified Risk
Factors with evidence-based and best practices programming.
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.
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
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
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.