Trainings are free for all youth development professionals and include positive youth development, youth leadership, civil rights, mindfulness, self-care/wellness, and more!

NAZA Professional Development Calendar Now Available! Click here for the training calendar!

School-based afterschool programs are virtual until further notice. Some community-based programs offer an in-person option.

Afterschool Programs Open to All MNPS Middle Schoolers! Learn More and Apply Today

Youth In Action! is created and led by youth in Nashville. This year, they will be leading citywide initiatives and creating community projects in collaboration with middle school youth. Download our flyer for more information!

Now Recruiting High School Youth Community Leaders! Youth in Action! Recruitment Flyer
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Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) is looking to hire a consultant to support the development of NAZA Strategic Plan for 2021-2026.

Consulting Opportunity With NAZA Click Here For More Information And To Apply!

Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) is looking to hire a consultant to support the development of NAZA Strategic Plan for 2021-2026.

Consulting Opportunity With NAZA Click Here For More Information And To Apply!

Trainings are free for all youth development professionals in Davidson County and include Introduction to Positive Youth Development, Social & Emotional Learning, Implicit Bias, Storytelling, and much more!

NAZA Professional Development Calendar Now Available! Click here for more information
 



Our Mission

NAZA’s mission is to increase youths’ equitable access to out-of-school time learning experiences that help youth thrive and develop to their full potential. Launched in 2010 by Mayor Karl Dean, the Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) is a partnership between the Nashville Public Library, Metro Nashville Public Schools, the Mayor’s Office, and over 20 youth development organizations all working collaboratively to improve the learning experiences of youth.

 

The need for NAZA is demonstrated by the following statistics:



NAZA’s mission is to increase equitable access to afterschool and summer learning experiences that help youth thrive and develop to their full potential. We do this by:

  • Investing funds in afterschool and summer programs citywide for middle school youth.

  • Capacity-building • Strengthening the capacity of the youth-serving community through professional development, evaluation services, and technical assistance to impact the learning experiences of youth.

  • Convening the larger youth-serving community in Nashville to strategically mobilize and leverage resources.

  • Advocating for increased investment in the holistic development of youth.

  • Empowering youth through initiatives that cultivate their leadership and life skills, connect them to positive relationships, and inspire their love for learning.



Get to know us!

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Check out this great opportunity for MNPS 8th graders! If accepted, applicants participate at no cost. Deadline to register is February 12th. Tennessee Afterschool Network Nashville Now Metro Nashville Public Schools Nashville Public Library YMCA of Middle Tennessee Mnps CommAchievesHappy New Year! 8th graders can now apply to the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt! The application is available here starting today - www.vanderbilt.edu/cseo-ssmv/prospective-students/It's due on February 12. You can also sign up for our Information Session this Thursday, 1/7 from 5-6. ...
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Timeline PhotosThe good kind of peer pressure 😜 If you need help with your schoolwork this quarter... give Homework Hotline a call! Our teachers are here to help K-12 Tennessee students in all subjects, and 7 languages 📚Mondays-Thursdays • 3pm-8pm CT • 615-298-6636 • 901-416-1234 ...
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💫 NEW OPPORTUNITY! 💫 Our #PowerOfYouth Challenge: Youth Leading Racial Healing with support from @AllstateFDN is providing $250 mini-grants to youth leading service projects focused on racial healing. #HowWeHeal https://www.americaspromise.org/racialhealing

The next generation of emergency managers is out there & we want them to join our Youth Preparedness Council!

If you know a teen interested in disaster preparedness, share this post and encourage them to apply! Application period is open till Mar 7, 2021: http://fema.gov/blog/now-accepting-youth-preparedness-council-applications

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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