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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Free coding camp for teens 11-18! Our colleagues at Studio NPL are running their awesome coding and robotics intensive next week; snacks, fun, learning all rolled into one! June 11-13 at the Main Library. 2:00-3:00 workshop, 3:00-4:00 open code-jam. Email Rebecca Stone to enroll: rebecca.stone@nashville.gov @nowatnpl #nowatnpl ...

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Nashville After Zone Alliance

Summer is here and we are so excited!! Our NAZA staff at John Overton High School will welcome 150 teens on Monday for our 6-week paid career camp (plus programs at Hunters Lane High School and Antioch High School) with Opportunity Now Nashville Nashville Public Library Oasis Center The Academies of Nashville Metro Nashville Public Schools #nazanashville #nowatnpl ...

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Free coding camp for teens 11-18! Our colleagues at Studio NPL are running their awesome coding and robotics intensive on June 11-13 at the Main Library. 2:00-3:00 workshop, 3:00-4:00 open code-jam. Email Rebecca Stone to enroll: rebecca.stone@nashville.gov @nowatnpl #nowatnpl

Summer is here and we are so excited!! NAZA staff at @OvertonMNPS will welcome 150 teens on Monday for a 6-week paid career camp (& programs at @HuntersLaneHs and @WeAreAntiochHS ) with @NashvilleON @nowatnpl @oasisnashville @MyFutureMyWay @MetroSchools #nazanashville #nowatnpl

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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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