The Empower Upper Cumberland Bootcamp training program recently came to an end after six weeks of intensive training. Twenty-seven individuals completed the 200-hour training program; a first-of-its-kind training program in the Upper Cumberland was truly a collaborative effort. Presenters included team members from UCHRA, UCDD, community partners, business leaders, and several other community organizations.

In addition, Circles USA spent three days teaching the Empower UC team all about the Circles USA Model. Putnam County is currently the first and the only active Circles Chapter in the state of Tennessee. Empower UC will add seven additional Circles USA Chapters throughout the Upper Cumberland in the coming months. Empower UC will begin working with participants next month.

Great work, team!