Croft Middle Design Center


Nations Academy

Nations Academy helps refugee children become grade-level readers through homework assistance, academic case management, and individualized reading instruction through Lexia, a research-based online literacy program. Through experiential learning and career-minded activities, our students develop skills needed to build purpose and succeed in life. We provide a safe and caring environment for our students to facilitate healthy social-emotional development and encourage strong relationships with peers and adults.

  • Contact:

    Abby Mosby: abby@nationsministrycenter.org

  • Location:

    Croft Middle School; 482 Elysian Fields Rd, Nashville, TN 37211

  • days/times:

    Monday-Thursday, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

  • Transportation:

    MNPS bus transportation is available.

  • Who can enroll?

    Croft Middle Students

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Backfield in Motion

Backfield in Motion will provide an onsite and virtual extended learning program for male students enrolled in the Metro Nashville Public School system. Certified Metro Nashville Public School teachers will host ZOOM classes in reading/language arts and homework help. Backfield in Motion will employ Program Coordinators to teach character education and mentor the students. The Rites of Passage curriculum taught in Metro schools will be used by our staff to improve the students social and emotional learning. Enrichment activities will include E-sports and various other electronic games.

  • Contact:

    Thomas Chappelle III: thomasc@backfieldinmotion.org

  • Location:

    Croft Middle School; 482 Elysian Fields Rd, Nashville, TN 37211

  • days/times:

    Monday-Thursday, 4:00 PM-

  • Transportation:

    MNPS bus transportation is available.

  • Who can enroll?

    Croft Middle Students

Apply Now!