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Youth Impact Center for Boys

Cumberland Mountain School

was opened on April 1, 2009 to serve youth and families from the Upper Cumberland Area. This program is an expansion of the Indian Mound Farm and Residential Center. Many young men were being placed in facilities several hours from home and after several requests from the State of Tennessee Department of Children Services, this new Center was established. It is located on the grounds of the historic Cumberland Mountain School- giving it a unique dual purpose. Not only is it the location for the Youth Impact Center for boys, it also serves as the location for Cumberland County’s Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency office. The original Cumberland Mountain School opened in 1919 and provided a prestigious education for almost 700 students, until it closed in 1938. However, the rich heritage lives on within the new Youth Impact Center enriching the lives of the youth and their families.



Youth Impact grounds

The 25 acre campus provides an ideal environment for the youth to make positive changes in their lives and prepare for the future. Not only is there room for plenty of outdoor recreation, the campus provides a very peaceful setting among the mature oak trees and blooming flowers.






The main building contains a modern classroom with up to date technology. Students can continue their education, focusing on the importance of the value of learning.



Youth Reception Hall

The tranquil library building serves as the music and art classroom and a visitation area for the families on the weekend. It is an ideal location for staff meetings and trainings. The remodeling and new furniture reflects the home like environment we always try to create and gives the message of compassion and caring to the youth.




Youth Impact Housing

The Paty Lodge is able to house 16 students and serves as the residential living quarters for the youth. Eight bedrooms and very large common area containing game tables, TV/VCR, and video games provides plenty of recreational opportunities.






Painted walls

The walls are covered by several murals painted by Tennessee Technological University Art Students showing the excitement within a big city, a relaxing but inspiring beach scene and a graffiti style sign of “YOUTH IMPACT CENTER”, which several youth assisted in designing.






The students attend religious services regularly at the special invitation of The First United Methodist Church of Crossville, Pine Eden Baptist Church and the Linary Church of Christ. The First United Methodist Church has also extended an open invitation for the boys to utilize their gymnasium for additional recreational activities.



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UPDATE ON PREA INFORMATION REGARDING UCHRA RESIDENTIAL CENTERS:

There were no allegations of any type of PREA incidents at Cumberland Mountain School during the 2015 and 2016 calendar years. The 2016 and 2017 fiscal year audit is being completed at this time.


Click to view the notice for Indian Mound's PREA Compliance Audit



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With commitment, effort, and integrity, trust can be regained;
With compassion, hope and resolve, relationships can be restored
Trust and Relationships grow when youth are given a
CHANCE to show that they can CHANGE!


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Program Services

For specific information in regards to the services provided, please visit Residential Services.


Contact Information:

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency
580 South Jefferson Avenue
Suite B
Cookeville, TN  38501
(931) 528-1127
Contact Person: Brian Swearengen

Or

Cumberland Mountain School – Youth Impact Center
73 Methodist Campground Loop
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 707-1077
Contact Person: Brian Swearengen


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Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is a Partner Agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest is a private, not-for- profit, tax exempt organization with a mission to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest works with a network of approximately 500 Partner Agencies like Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency to distribute food to those in need throughout 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. To learn more, visit secondharvestmidtn.org.


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