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.

 

Our PARTNERS

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Partnerships across #Nashville are what inspire youth to solve tough problems, collaborate to find innovative solutions, and extend their growth #BeyondTheBell. Celebrating the successes of these young people with this epic project! Shout out to the partnership at Donelson Middle School, Global Outreach Developments Int'l, Nashville Metro Water Services

cc: Every Hour Counts, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Nashville Public Library, Metro Nashville Public Schools
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We had a great time at Metro Nashville Public Schools Donelson Middle School Nashville After Zone Alliance with Global Outreach International's C.A.S.E. program learning about drinking water treatment, sewage treatment the chemistry behind how we make chlorine bleach at the water treatment plants from salt and water, and then designing a town and connecting all the buildings to the water mains. Hope we recruited some future water professionals!

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“Who knows your program better than your data?” // OST Programs in #Nashville reflect on #data to improve opportunities for MS youth. #HardWork #GetItDone

What does the future look like? Looks like caring adults who push youth thinking and allow space to play. Shout out to @SteamYan for leading & believing in these young people.

Mr.Yan_STEAM@SteamYan

A glimpse into our future engineers @nashville_Z @MetroSchools @MNPS_STEAM #futureengineers 4

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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+00:00

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."

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“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+00:00

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+00:00

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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