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 …

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.

Meet NAZA’s Youth Advisor, Allie Duke!

Hi, I’m Allie Duke, NAZA’s Youth Advisor since Summer 2019. I first started with NAZA back in Fall 2017. Ever since I was a freshman in high school, I have been volunteering with Nations Ministry Center, a NAZA-funded program, by tutoring refugee middle school youth at McMurray Middle School. After getting to know them more during snack times, I was …