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About Coach Moore
Like many American schools, Lenoir City High has security cameras and a counseling department to prevent fights among its 1,000 plus students from escalating into Colombine like incidents which was the catalyst and inspiration for his "Care Club" program.
To get the group started he invited kids to join him at a club meeting outside the cafeteria one Friday during lunch and to increase the club's draw, he recruited local celebrities such as former NFL kicker Fuad Reviez, to talk to and encourage the students.
As the year progressed, more people, including teachers and custodial staff gathered for musical performances, prize drawings, donation drives, and a chance to hang out with each other.
These days the Care Club boasts of more than 450 members who proudly wear their T-shirts on Fridays. Members gather for community service activities as well as weekly meetings. The focus of the organization is practicing acts of kindness that create a supportive environment at the school. Club members also call students who are absent for three days or more or have gone home sick for the day. "It's not a truancy call but just tells them we care about them and they were missed," Moore explains.
The secret of the group's success is due to "genuine caring" says Moore. "You have to give all of yourself because young people are better detectors of sincereity than most adults."
Honors & Accollades for Coach Moore
Being the humble, caring and giving man he is, you would never hear Coach Moore mention or talk about any of his life time achievements, so we took it upon ourselves to list just a few of them here.
"Take Care and Give Care! "
Phone: (865) 966-CARE
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