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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You know why #afterschool matters? Because many #Children don't have access to safe communities for play. Many don't have a meal at night or can't afford to participate in extracurricular activities like their peers. Many need tutoring for school success. Afterschool matters! ...

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You know why #afterschool matters? Because many #Children don't have access to safe communities for play. Many don't have a meal at night or can't afford to participate in extracurricular activities like their peers. Many need tutoring for school success. Afterschool matters!

#Afterschool programs that combine different approaches and give choices to being active such as sports, walking, dancing, golfing, and field trips that infuse physical activity, can lead youth to a lifetime of #healthier behaviors.

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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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