For school district partners (LEAs), the goal of the TN GYO Center is to be a one-stop-shop for technical assistance and accurate information related to Tennessee’s Grow Your Own program. The TN GYO center is staffed with experts who provide guidance in addition to the following technical services:

  • Develop GYO program documentation.
  • Perform needs assessments with LEAs.
  • Provide assistance with DOL and TDOE applications and forms Facilitate partnerships with EPPs and Local Workforce Development Boards.
  • Provide insight into innovative ways to solve district level pipeline challenges.

LEA Frequently Asked Questions

The Grow Your Own Compare Tool

This tool will show you the partnered EPPs and the available programs, licensure areas, and general information such as course delivery method, location, and the Grow Your Own Contact Information.

View the GYO Compare Tool

District Partners

Contact people for each school district

Funding Models: Lunch & Learn Series

District and EPP leaders who are current partners were invited to join the TN GYO Center to better understand available funding strategies in preparation for the fall of 2024. The goals for this series were to expose LEA and EPP partners to newly available resources and to provide time and space for questions and discussion. Strong partners design solutions together, and this series is meant to orient us all toward designing solutions, overcoming challenges, and strengthening partnerships.

Session 1- Resources and Recording

Session 2- Resources and Recording 

Session 3- Resources and Recording