Monthly Service Challenge

Each month, a new mission will be posted as motivation for us all to roll up our sleeves and serve our communities. Be sure to keep the Office of the First Lady in the loop by posting on social media using #TennesseeServes for a chance to be recognized as a Service Spotlight. Grab your friends, family, classmates or colleagues and join us as Tennessee Serves!


Random Acts of Kindness

Did you know that 46% of individuals released from a correctional facility in Tennessee are likely to return within three years? We all have the power to help improve the recidivism rate in the state by lending a helping hand to those returning to our communities.

Individuals reentering society face a number of challenges, and inadequate resources or guidance can create barriers that prevent them thriving. Community support is a defining factor in ensuring our neighbors have what they need to succeed.

Tennessee Serves is focusing on reentry throughout March to help empower formerly incarcerated Tennesseans to prosper as they transition into a new phase of their lives. Join Tennessee Serves in supporting these individuals as well as their families in communities throughout the state by meeting their needs and helping to set them on a new, successful life path.

Here’s how you can participate in this month’s service challenge:

1. Sign up to join an ongoing volunteer opportunity: 


2. Connect with a Tennessee nonprofit near you:

Middle Tennessee

East Tennessee

West Tennessee