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's 9th Annual Data Dive is in full swing! We bring together MNPS and afterschool leaders to discuss data trends and how to collaborate to best serve youth and families. Nations Ministry Nashville International Center for Empowerment DYMON in the Rough Nonprofit Organization YMCA of Middle Tennessee Moves & Grooves, Inc. Martha O'Bryan Center Project Transformation Tennessee Conexion Americas Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Metro Nashville Public Schools Global Outreach Development, Inc. Backfield in Motion, Inc. In Full Motion, Inc Beech Creek Ministries Bethlehem Center of Nashville ...

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Nashville After Zone Alliance

NAZA 9th Annual Data Dive is happening now!
Thank you #MNPS Metro Nashville Public School District and NAZA prtners for successfully sharing data on behalf of better service to youth!
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THIS THURSDAY, 2:00-3:00pm ET : Join Every Hour Counts & @PennHillGroup for our #Midterm2018 Recap! We'll dig into the election results and what they mean for federal education policy, funding, and the expanded learning field. Register here: https://t.co/OtVYccyOyc

Who said that after school programs are boring? Not on my watch! 🤯@AntiochMPBears @MetroSchools @MNPS_STEAM @CommAchieves @nashville_Z @21stCenturyTch

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TESTIMONIAL

NAZA keeps youth engaged by allowing them to learn, create, and have fun! Youth learned relationship-building and team building.  They also learned conflict resolution and matured as they started to handle conflict on their own.  The program allowed them to think outside the box. I was so impressed by what they were able to accomplish!

Tocarra C., Site Director, John Overton High School

2018-09-24T13:15:18+00:00

Tocarra C., Site Director, John Overton High School

NAZA keeps youth engaged by allowing them to learn, create, and have fun! Youth learned relationship-building and team building.  They also learned conflict resolution and matured as they started to handle conflict on their own.  The program allowed them to think outside the box. I was so impressed by what they were able to accomplish!
I believe NAZA is important for our youth the help them discover new talents, career choices, and develop a sense of responsibility. NAZA allows youth to make mistakes in a safe atmosphere, allowing room for growth and healthy criticism of their work.

Jordan F., Teacher, Glencliff High School

2018-09-24T13:15:48+00:00

Jordan F., Teacher, Glencliff High School

I believe NAZA is important for our youth the help them discover new talents, career choices, and develop a sense of responsibility. NAZA allows youth to make mistakes in a safe atmosphere, allowing room for growth and healthy criticism of their work.
NAZA prepares youth for real life through project-based learning. They pick up communication, organization, teamwork and time management skills that may not otherwise be addressed. While some parents teach these skills, the program explicitly outlines them to create an equal opportunity to youth.

Brandon S., Near Peer Coach, John Overton High School

2018-09-24T13:16:06+00:00

Brandon S., Near Peer Coach, John Overton High School

NAZA prepares youth for real life through project-based learning. They pick up communication, organization, teamwork and time management skills that may not otherwise be addressed. While some parents teach these skills, the program explicitly outlines them to create an equal opportunity to youth.
NAZA helps youth understand responsibility and being with people who are different from them.  They get to know each other and to talk about themselves. They develop empathy while learning to collaborate with others. They get to be creative while problem solving.

Natalie B., Teacher, Hunters Lane High School

2018-09-24T13:16:30+00:00

Natalie B., Teacher, Hunters Lane High School

NAZA helps youth understand responsibility and being with people who are different from them.  They get to know each other and to talk about themselves. They develop empathy while learning to collaborate with others. They get to be creative while problem solving.
NAZA teaches youth interpersonal skills, appreciation of art, empathy, and understanding of different cultures. It encourages them to follow their dreams, but with solid real world experience to chase down those dreams.

Galen F., Teacher, John Overton High School

2018-09-24T13:16:54+00:00

Galen F., Teacher, John Overton High School

NAZA teaches youth interpersonal skills, appreciation of art, empathy, and understanding of different cultures. It encourages them to follow their dreams, but with solid real world experience to chase down those dreams.

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