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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We have just added some new *free* professional development trainings to our fall calendar, including Behavior Management, SEL Foundations in Afterschool, and Adverse Childhood Experiences. All trainings are offered free of charge thanks to Metro Nashville and Nashville Public Library Foundation Share with someone who works with youth! nashvillez.org/professional-development/category/trainings-calendar/ Nashville Public Library Metro Nashville Public Schools ...

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Nashville After Zone Alliance

We love funding programs like Conexion Americas, whose mission is to build a welcoming community and create opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed. These middle schoolers are off to a great start this school year! Nashville Public Library Nashville Public Library Foundation Metro Nashville Public Schools Croft Middle SchoolWe're kicking off our Nashville After Zone Alliance program this year with a focus on youth interdependence and elevating youth voice. Creating opportunities for youth to work for themselves and for the group allows our students to experience responsibility and accountability. ...

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We have just added new *free* trainings to fall lineup, including Behavior Mngmnt, SEL Foundations, and ACES. All trainings are free of charge thanks to @MetroNashville and @NPLFoundation Share with someone who work with youth! https://t.co/IABu5uK5Lo @NowatNPL @MetroSchools

We're kicking off our @nashville_z program this year with a focus on youth interdependence and elevating youth voice. Creating opportunities for youth to work for themselves and for the group allows our students to experience responsibility and accountability.

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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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