About The GATE

The GATE is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. Our mission is to help young adults with disabilities achieve independence by providing social activities and pre-vocational training.

Overview Presentation | Executive Director's Letter | 2014 Annual Report

 "Our Story" - 7 minute video

Our Locations (not to be used as a mailing address)

Tuesday and Wednesday - Sycamore Tree UMC, 1830 Clydesdale Street, Maryville, TN  37802

Thursday - Boys and Girls Club, 520 S. Washington Street, Maryville, TN  37804



Social Activities

The GATE provides a variety of activites in a variety of areas to enhance the leisure time of its participants such as:

Pre-Work Experiences

Volunteer jobs will offer participants the opportunity to provide a service to others in the community. Participants will have an opportunity to acquire essential work skills such as:


Interested participants can experience a variety of Special Olympic events offered through Parks and Rec. The GATE will provide volunteer coaches, registration information, and practice times for these activities.

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