Who We Are

About FOH

We operate based on a mission to “be Jesus” to Williamson County’s inner-city youth.

Our goal is to bring physical and spiritual hope to low-income youth within our community by instilling in them critical life skills. We provide academic assistance, mentoring, recreation and spiritual growth opportunities for youth ages 8-18 in the form of weekly educational and vocational classes.

We meet 4 nights each week, and Saturdays, and we supply transportation to and from our programs, as well as a hot meal each night. In addition to our regular programming of weekly courses, we provide college entrance test prep and college application assistance, which is a key service within our organization.

To inspire, empower, and equip at-risk youth in Franklin, TN


Who We Are

Franktown Open Hearts is a non-profit organization committed to the success of Franklin’s inner-city youth. We provide Christ-centered mentoring through weekly vocational education and experiences that prepare our underserved youth for the future.

Our Vision

Confident young adults living fulfilled lives.

Core Messaging

Franktown Open Hearts is a nonprofit ministry in Franklin, TN that spiritually, emotionally, and physically enhances the lives of at-risk youth. Through ‘hands on’ programming, we teach life skills, to inspire confident, empowered young adults to lead fulfilled lives.


Our Team

Chris Barnhill

Executive Director

Crystal Tinnon

Sr. Director of Programming

Brandon Tinnon

Director of Programming

Nicole McIntyre

Programming Supervisor

Courtney Yadevia

Operations/Office Manager

Stephanie Bain

Community Relations

Karen Brockington

Sr. Programming Assistant

Jennifer Greenberg

Sr. Programming Assistant

Angel Tyus

Programming Assistant

Shania Robertson

Programming Assistant

Truvell Haddox

Programming Assistant

Josiah Mullen

Programming Assistant

Mary Ann Pointer

Transportation Staff

John Goodwin Sr.

Transportation Staff

Marquita Solomon

Transportation Staff

Board of Directors 2024

Wayne Howell

Founder of FrankTown Open Hearts

Justin Hall


Tyrone Foxworth


Kent Sweatt


Kim Chaudoin


Vincent Baker

Sandra Dinkins

Travis Dumke

Blake Lambert

Kristi Dunlap-Ransom

Ashley W. Roberts

Elaine Sandefur

Annie Sawyers

Steve Scott

Jeff Walker

Leigh Webb

Governor’s Award

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Franktown Open Hearts has been recognized with the prestigious Governor’s Award. This distinguished honor is a testament to our unwavering commitment to empowering and uplifting the at-risk youth of our community. Receiving this award not only validates the dedication and hard work of our team, volunteers, and partners, but it also shines a spotlight on the incredible resilience and potential of the youth we serve. As we celebrate this achievement, we remain focused on our mission to foster positive change and create brighter futures for our youth.