Jobs for Tennessee Graduates (JTG) stewards high-risk seniors toward graduation and college or career opportunities. JTG specialists work with students during their senior year, with a 12-month follow up to ensure success after high school.
‘Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) builds a creative connected community by providing experiences in the arts for young people. YEAH! believes that artistic education, collaboration, expression, and performance empower youth to become creative, productive and confident members of our community.’
Rocketown has three stages, a cafe, a recording studio, photography, art & dance studios & an indoor skatepark. …whew!
Something is going on every day/night with after school programs and summer camps for youth they keep busy and need volunteers and interns to run special programs and set up and tear down for the various shows in their huge downtown space.
‘First Steps has a 50-year history of providing individualized education, child development, and therapy to children in the Nashville community, including those who have been turned away from other programs due to the severity of their health issues, medical needs or limited resources.’
I had the pleasure to meet with Eileen Wallach the Founder of this wonderful Nashville gem, Your Heart on Art. Hear her story and learn how you can get involved in ‘Healing Wounded Hearts Through the Arts’.
‘Art is a powerful tool for change. Your Heart on Art‘s innovative workshops incorporate art’s compelling benefits to transform people’s lives. In a safe, criticism-free environment, participants look within themselves and discover how to articulate emotions and events using paint and colors. Creative expression can alter a person’s outlook and the way he or she functions in the world. It also increases self-awareness, coping skills and the confidence to work through uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.’
The Children’s Kindness Network is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) dedicated to stop bullying before it begins by teaching kindness values to young children through Moozie® the Cow.
‘Moozie the cow’s mission is simple. She just wants to spread a little kindness. Moozie is the Ambassador of Kindness of the Children’s Kindness Network. She’s helping children ages 3-8 grow in social skills and emotional development.’
The ‘Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) was founded in 1894 and began operating at its current site in Cayce Place of East Nashville in 1948. Their values and physical location at the heart of the community they serve allow them to be uniquely responsive to clients. MOBC programs join family, community, and schools to support better education and employment opportunities for our city’s most vulnerable families.
They serve over 6,000 individuals each year (40% are 18 years and younger) through a continuum of cradle to college to career services. These people are proving that the line between poverty and potential can be broken.’ Learn more about this great non-profit here : http://www.marthaobryan.org
Join them on Tuesday February 11th for their open house