BCU’s Youth Police Academy Graduation
Callie Stalliard

The mission of the committee is to develop and improve youth race relations and create unity among the youth in Blount County with God as our help. The committee, co-chaired by Callie and Alphonse Stalliard, did just that by establishing a youth police academy in 2018 to improve and build relationships between our youth, police and the community.  Another academy training program is planned for 2020. The committee also has been in conversation with Blount County’s three school superintendents regarding ways and concrete policies to address minority discipline issues, pushouts, educational issues and diversity in hiring in our schools.