Youth in Action!


Youth In Action! is a network of young people taking action on issues that we care about. 

We work to elevate youth voices within our community by creating a network of young people across Nashville who works collaboratively with adults and peers on ideas and implement them on a city-wide scale. YIA is building this network for youth as a supported platform for students to voice opinions and ideas for change. We teach youth about advocacy and civic engagement, highlighting how they can become more involved in there are already existing passions.

High schoolers in YIA collaborate with NAZA-funded Partners on elevating the youth voice within programming and beyond. Educating youth on advocacy, aiding them in creating and implementing their community-based projects, and reflecting on youth involvement in the community. These connections aim to shape the mindsets of youth and adults alike through conversation and additional partnerships with community stakeholders.

Youth Leadership Interest Form

Community Partnership Application
  • Y-Quest at the Northwest YMCA

  • DYMON at HG Hill
  • Y-Quest at Dupont Tyler
  • DYMON at Madison
  • Y-Quest at East
  • Nations Ministry Center at McMurray