A Partnership to Support English Learners

This school year NAZA and the MNPS Office of English Learners have partnered to support EL students beyond school hours. This pilot program pairs a NAZA site with an EL teacher who facilitates guided reading and writing activities that strengthen the knowledge base students are building in their classrooms.

NAZA & MNPS Share Data to Improve Student Outcomes

When school districts and afterschool systems partner together, it improves outcomes for the students they serve. “MNPS and NAZA work together to ensure that the city’s afterschool programs are responsive to the unique needs of their students and communities. Because of NAZA’s commitment to effective data use, students receive targeted supports that result in improved academic outcomes.” We’re proud to …

A New NAZA Year Begins

On August 29, 44 NAZA-sponsored sites began the new school year serving students from 26 Nashville middle schools. Thanks to additional funding from Mayor Barry and Metro Council, NAZA was able to expand its services from 24 to 28 weeks to better support students and families. We’re excited to continue to support high-quality afterschool opportunities for our 7th year!

NAZA Celebrates Literacy & “Lights On Afterschool”

In October students in NAZA sites across the city celebrated “Lights on Afterschool” with afterschool programs across the country. Students also used the celebration to highlight literacy in afterschool by taking photos with their favorite books, or writing about their favorite books. Contest winners received a book of their choice as well as another popular title for middle schoolers selected by NAZA’s …