The next Blount County United (BCU) meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at St. Paul AME Zion Church, 401 W. Broadway, Maryville. The program, arranged by BCU’s Youth Committee, will include a presentation about Yoke Youth Ministries, a faith-based ministry that connects middle school students with adult mentors through after school clubs, camps and special activities.

Blount County United is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Its mission is to promote an appreciation for diversity and advocate for equality and justice throughout Blount County.

Blount County United generally meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church, 401 W. Broadway Avenue, Maryville. These meetings are open to anyone in the community interested in furthering the mission of BCU. For more information about the work being done by Blount County United, call 865-984-5364 or email

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