Our Vision




NAZA’s vision is to expand Nashville’s network and capacity of youth service providers and help them create nurturing environments where youth feel socially and emotionally safe, where positive youth development principles prevail, and where learning is fun and engaging. We create an out-of-school-time culture where youth develop their full potential and feel empowered to learn about themselves and engage in their communities.

 

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NAZA on Twitter

Sports have become less & less accessible for children in the lower middle class & poverty income levels. Youth activities such as sports, music, art, and dance are pricing children out of what should be a natural part of growing up. #Afterschool programs help give this back.

Aspen Inst Sports@AspenInstSports

Good piece by @joedrape examining why American youth soccer participation is declining, including lack of outreach to minorities. @TomFarrey to @NYTSports: Soccer is losing more child participants than any sport. https://t.co/1LauDUyDtf

#KeepKidsLearning 6 out of every 7 students who receive free- and reduced-price lunches lose access to them when school lets out. #TNafterschool Find summer meal locations at https://t.co/kHHHhfbFhQ

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Testimonial

"My son is high-functioning autistic, so I needed something that he enjoyed. It’s nice for me because I’m not as stressed out trying to make sure that he’s taken care of for that time after school. He loves NAZA and it keeps him active, and he’s made some friends already. I’ve had no problems with him coming home upset; he continually wants to come, be a part of it and do the extracurricular things with them."

NAZA Parent

2017-10-12T20:16:29-05:00

NAZA Parent

"My son is high-functioning autistic, so I needed something that he enjoyed. It’s nice for me because I’m not as stressed out trying to make sure that he’s taken care of for that time after school. He loves NAZA and it keeps him active, and he’s made some friends already. I’ve had no problems with him coming home upset; he continually wants to come, be a part of it and do the extracurricular things with them."

Testimonial

“Our previous afterschool program was just hanging at a community center, but it was nothing instructional. It was just a place to keep you for a little bit. NAZA is very instructional for the kids, and I think it will take them a long way in life.”

NAZA Parent

2017-10-12T20:18:46-05:00

NAZA Parent

“Our previous afterschool program was just hanging at a community center, but it was nothing instructional. It was just a place to keep you for a little bit. NAZA is very instructional for the kids, and I think it will take them a long way in life.”

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“Being a single mom, working full time, and by the time I get home and cook dinner, the time is gone, so I’m more at ease because he’s being taught, and they do homework. The staff have been great. They are very enthusiastic and talk to me and make sure I understand what’s happening.”

NAZA Parent

2017-10-12T20:19:53-05:00

NAZA Parent

“Being a single mom, working full time, and by the time I get home and cook dinner, the time is gone, so I’m more at ease because he’s being taught, and they do homework. The staff have been great. They are very enthusiastic and talk to me and make sure I understand what’s happening.”

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