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