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 …

NAZA’s Data Partnership with MNPS Featured in Education Week

We are thrilled to be featured in the latest edition of Education week, which highlights our unique data-sharing partnership with MNPS. “There’s great value in this [data-sharing] program,” said Sharada Deaton, the executive principal of Wright Middle School. “This is a school where students come in with many needs—high poverty, 34 percent are English-learners, 14 percent are both English-learners and have …

NAZA to Present at Statewide Conference

We are pleased to announce that Shelba Waldron, NAZA Northeast Zone Director, will be presenting at the 6th Annual Systems of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT) Conference this month! Her breakout session, Elevating the Youth Voice through After-School Programming, will be on Friday, 9/21 from 2:30-3:30pm.  This 2-day conference is free and offers 4 unique tracks: Infant and Early Childhood  |  …

NAZA Leader Awarded National Fellowship

Congratulations to Anna Harutyunyan, NAZA Coordinator, who is being recognized by the Riley Institute at Furman University! Anna is one of 16 leaders in the field of afterschool & expanded learning being awarded a prestigious White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship. This is a 10-month, national program is designed to equip leaders with a real-world understanding of policymaking for afterschool & expanded …