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.

NAZA Youth Leaders Present at National Conference

Representatives from NAZA’s Youth In Action! were invited to lead a session on youth leadership and the future of afterschool programs at the 50 State Afterschool Network Meeting in Washington, D.C. on September 28-30, 2022. Four Nashville youth leaders aged 12-17 – Jordan, Nadia, Itzel, and Mary – were accompanied by Allie Duke, NAZA Youth Advisor, and Edwina Freeman, Director …

Lights On Afterschool: NAZA Partner Events

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event that unites thousands of community organizations and millions of attendees to celebrate and promote the importance of afterschool programs. Many of NAZA’s partners will be hosting community events in October to celebrate Lights On Afterschool. We hope to see you there! Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Global Outreach Developments International | Multiple Locations | …

RFP: Curriculum Development Consultant(s)

NAZA is looking to hire consultants to engage in a 2-year contract to development curricula for each of the growth practices in Nashville’s Vision for Holistic Youth Development and facilitate trainings based on the growth practices for youth-serving professionals. Click here for details. Proposals are due October 6, 2022.

Registration for 2022-2023 Programs Open!

Registration for NAZA-Funded afterschool programs for the 2022-2023 school year are now open! Click here to find a program near you. All programs are offered free of charge.

NAZA Releases STEAM Initiative 2018 Impact Report

From May-December 2018, NAZA enabled 13 afterschool programs in Nashville to provide highly engaging STEAM-based activities and experiences to middle school youth. Partner programs benefitted from a variety of professional and instructional resources including STEAM-focused trainings, a STEAM coach to help program directors and their staff plan meaningful OST activities, access to STEAM equipment, and funding to enhance youth access to STEAM …

2019 RFP for NAZA Funding

Starting April 1st, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee (on behalf of NAZA) is seeking applications from qualified organizations to engage middle school youth in high-quality afterschool programs and operate as NAZA-funded partners for the 2019-2020 school year. NAZA-funded partners are experienced nonprofit or public entity afterschool providers that commit to meeting NAZA’s Minimum Standards (Annex 4) and agree to participate …

NAZA Featured in Report from National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development

NAZA and its work to support the whole student is included as an exemplary approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development in the recently-released Aspen Institute Policy Agenda.  It is part of a national report by the prestigious The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, that asserts that our nation is at a turning …