Covenant Families for Brighter Tomorrows
Advocating for Safer Schools and Stronger Communities
Covenant Families for Brighter Tomorrows and Covenant Families for Brighter Tomorrows Action fund were formed in the aftermath of the devastating school shooting at The Covenant School on March 27, 2023. We are grassroots organizations comprised of parents, survivors, and staff deeply impacted by this tragedy who were all a part of TCS community 3/27/23. Our objective is to provide education around the impact and prevention of school shootings, improve mental health support, and drive meaningful legislative change to ensure the safety of our children and staff in schools.
We firmly believe that every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow. As parents, family members, as well as individuals who directly survived the events of 3/27, we are driven by a shared commitment to honor the memory of our loved ones and prevent such tragedies from happening again.
By coming together and advocating for public safety reforms, we can shape a future where our schools are sanctuaries of learning, inspiration, and security where no child or educator lives in fear. Through collaboration and unity, we are working to bridge the divides that often hinder progress and work towards bipartisan solutions that prioritize the well-being of our communities and children.
Our organization seeks to stand as a beacon of hope, providing a platform to unite and channel our grief into tangible action. By engaging with legislators, community leaders, and stakeholders, we aim to create lasting change that will safeguard our schools and pave the way for a brighter future.
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In honor of our beloved late head of school, Dr. Katherine Koonce, we have formed our 3 pillars on the “Timeless Truth” of Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Katherine used “Timeless Truths” as the foundation for all education. She sought to “prepare children to impact their culture and think in accordance with timeless truth.” She recognized “the immense importance of holding fast to the truths of old. Our culture will never progress beyond the need for Jesus. There will never be a point in time when the truths of the Gospel are no longer relevant.”
As we aim to educate and advocate, we know we must hold fast to these “Timeless Truths” to make a meaningful impact.
School Safety Enhancements
We advocate for comprehensive measures that enhance security protocols, including improved infrastructure, increased training, and updated emergency response systems. By working collaboratively, we can ensure that schools are prepared to handle potential threats and minimize risks.
Mental Health Support
Recognizing the importance of mental health in preventing violence, we advocate for increased access to mental health resources within schools. We believe that early intervention, counseling services, and support programs can make a significant difference in identifying and addressing potential issues before they escalate.
Responsible Firearm Ownership
We promote responsible firearm ownership by advocating for stricter background checks, closing loopholes in gun laws, and supporting legislation that ensures firearms are safely stored and inaccessible to unauthorized individuals. We believe in preserving Second Amendment rights while prioritizing the safety of our communities.
Covenant Families for Brighter Tomorrows
Covenant Families for Brighter Tomorrows (CFBT) is a registered 501(c)(3) and serves as the education branch of our organization. Our objective is to provide education around the impact and prevention of school shootings, specifically the steps schools public and private can take to make sure their classrooms are the most prepared to ensure the safety of children and staff in schools. We are rooted in the Christian faith and seek to embody the teachings of Jesus within our organization. We aim to be a source of hope and healing for for individuals impacted by gun violence across Tennessee.
Covenant Families for Brighter Tomorrows Action Fund
Covenant Families for Brighter Tomorrows Action Fund (CFBTAF) is a registered 501(c)(4) and serves as the legislative branch of our organization. Our objective is to drive meaningful legislative change to ensure the safety of our children and staff in schools and our broader communities related to responsible firearm safety, improved mental health initiatives, and school safety planning.
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How You Can Help
Join us in making a difference in the lives of children and educators by getting involved with Covenant Families for Brighter Tomorrows. There are several ways you can activate your passion for safer schools and stronger communities: Volunteer your time and skills, contribute financially to support our initiatives, and spread the word about our mission. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on our latest calls for action or contact us using the form below.
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