Nashville’s Vision for Holistic Youth Development


Nashville’s Vision Holistic Youth Development is a framework that guides us to create a community where youth can develop the skills they need to thrive in education, career, and life.

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Learn about the Vision and how you can implement it at an upcoming event. Events are free and open to the public.

Click the button below to access resources related to the Vision including curriculum documents, activities, and communications guides that further explain the Individual Growth Practices. There are materials for youth, parents/caregivers, and youth development professionals.
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The Vision was developed by Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) in partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, Nashville Public Library, Mayor’s Youth Council, Youth In Action!, and over 200 community stakeholders from 25+ organizations. Stakeholder groups included youth, caregivers, youth development professionals, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Alignment Nashville, and business and government leaders. To date, the Vision has been presented to the Nashville Public Library and Library Foundation boards, Alignment Nashville’s board and operating board, the Tennessee Afterschool Network, NAZA partners, Opportunity NOW, The Museum Advocates, and NAZA's youth development trainers.