Join us on Thursday, June 8 from 3pm-6pm at the Main Library for the first-annual Youth Matters Gala & Showcase! Created by the students of NAZA’s Youth In Action!, the event will highlight their work and accomplishments from the past year and provide a space for youth and adults to support and learn from each other. Participants will get to …
Submit Your Program to the OST Locator
Do you operate an out-of-school time program? Enter your information into the database for the Citywide Out-of-School Locator to spread the word about your program to families and youth. Click here to submit your details. This round of submissions closes May 22, so don’t delay on getting your program on the map before summer begins!
Youth Spotlight: Neema
Meet Neema! Neema is a young leader that is making a difference in her community through NAZA’s Youth In Action! initiative. She first got involved in Youth In Action! through a NAZA-funded afterschool program with DYMON last year. Allie Duke, NAZA’s Youth Advisor and founder of Youth In Action!, recruited Neema and another student to lead a community project. Neema …
Welcome NAZA’s New Project Coordinator
We are pleased to welcome Rev. James Turner II as our new Project Coordinator! James will be working on projects related to the implementation of Nashville’s Vision for Holistic Youth Development. You can read more about James here.
NAZA’s First Annual L.E.D. Conference is a Hit
More than 120 attendees, representing dozens of local youth-serving organizations, schools, and government agencies, joined NAZA and a lineup of expert guest speakers on March 9 for the Learn, Engage, Develop! Conference for OST Practitioners for a day full of learning, networking, and fun. Attendees enjoyed hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, including social-emotional learning, mindfulness, lesson planning, integrating …
Applications for NAZA Program Funding now open!
The 2023-2024 Call for Proposals has now opened. If you are a non-profit organization that is interested in being a NAZA-Funded Partner, please click here for full details and to submit your application. Applications close March 31, 2023. NAZA’s Operations Manager will host two Pre-Submittal Virtual Webinars to walk applicants through the application process. Those meetings will be held on Monday, …
Partner Spotlight: Aspiring Youth Enrichment Services
Get to know the Alliance: throughout the year, we will be featuring NAZA’s partners and the work that they do in our community. The 2022-2023 school year has been a year of significant growth for Aspiring Youth Enrichment Services (AYES). Last year, they served 52 youths from H.G. Hill Middle School in their afterschool program and 54 in their summer …
NAZA Youth Leaders Secure Grant Funding in National Competition
Representatives from NAZA’s Youth In Action! once more traveled across the country to present their work at a national convening of youth leaders and youth development professionals. Hosted by Every Hour Counts in partnership with Youthprise and Greentrike, the Youth Powered Conference brought youth leaders from 6 cities to Chicago to discuss the future of afterschool programs and submit proposals for funding …
Winter 2023 Training Calendar Released
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Save the Date: Spring Conference
NAZA will be hosting a FREE Professional Development Conference on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The conference is open to youth development professionals in the greater Nashville area, regardless of affiliation with NAZA. Sessions will include topics such as integrating youth voice, family engagement, conflict resolution, and more! Stay tuned for registration information.
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