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Johnson County

Johnson County began its Empowering Youth and Families Program in Spring 2021. They are one of two counties in Tennessee to participate in EYFP. Each family participates in a ten-session program that is designed to strengthen their relationships and empower them to lead community change.

Meet Our People

Beth Cox

Beth Cox

Program Assistant, Empowering Youth and Families Program
  • Third time as a PA for UT/TSU Extension, as in the past she was a 4-H PA in 2008 in Loudon County, and in 2009, she was a TNCEP PA for Washington County
  • B.S in Sports and Fitness Management from Freed-Hardeman University and M.S in Health and Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Excited about her new position as PA for the EYFP
  • Believes EYFP hits the mark on how to stop the spread of drug misuse and other pressures the youth face daily, and she also believes it takes a huge step in the right direction for breaking generational cycles of addiction
  • Has three grown children who she adores and loves spending her time with, and she is grateful that her kids seem to still want to be with mom 
  • Enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis, and simply spending quality time with friends and family
  • Hopes to keep growing EYFP in the Johnson County community
Danielle Pleasant

Danielle Pleasant

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
  • Johnson County Extension Program Assistant in 2010 and became an agent in 2013 
  • Graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Montana in 2009 with B.S. degrees in Equine Science and Business Administration
  • Conducts youth programming as a 4-H Extension Agent, and especially enjoys getting youth involved with cooking, baking, horses, and leadership
  • Responsibilities with EYFP include assisting with volunteer and family recruitment as well as serving as an instructor as needed
  • Loves spending time with her family and riding horses.
  • Looking forward to the positive impact EYFP will have with her families and the strengthened relationships that will develop
Sarah Ransom

Sarah Ransom

UT/TSU Extension County Director
  • Her responsibilities with EYFP include overseeing the management of funding, personnel, and reports 
  • Also a stand-by as an instructor when needed
  • Has an Undergrad in Family & Child Development from Liberty University, and a Grad degree in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University
  • Has worked as a lead teacher in a daycare, in the school system as a substitute teacher, and at UT since 2013 as a Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Agent
  • Looking forward to watching communication improve between families with the EYFP grant 
  • Love to kayak, enjoys soaking up the sunshine, and is a published author

Program Contact Information

EYFP PA – Beth Cox

  • 212 College Street Mountain City TN 37683
  • (423) 727-8161
  • mcox32@utk.edu