Enrollment & Site information for 2015-16 School Year

Enrollment begins August 10, 2015. Enrollment forms will be available at the school office in middle schools that are NAZA partners. NAZA site leaders will also be attending Open House events at many schools as well.

Fall Semester: September 14 through December 17

Spring Semester: January 11 through April 14

NAZA Sites operate Monday through Thursday for 2 hours at the close of the school day. Research has shown that students receive the most benefit from the sites when they participate the full 2 hours. Additionally, students and families are asked to commit to attending the program for at least one semester.

A typical day at a NAZA site includes a snack followed by 45 minutes to an hour of  engaging academic help (book club, STEM activities, homework help, writing activities, etc...). After academic time, students participate in 45 minutes to an hour of skill-building enrichment activities (dance, visual art, pottery, step, acting workshops, spoken word, sports activities, etc...).

We will be adding specific sites and schools to the Zones page in the next few days.

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NAZA Featured in The Wallace Foundation's Recent Report

"When is an afterschool program more than just an afterschool program? When it’s part of a system that coordinates efforts and resources to bring young people opportunities — such as sessions with a trained literacy specialist — that might otherwise be out of reach." For over 5 years NAZA has been working to establish an expanded learning system in Nashville with support from the Wallace Foundation, Metro government, and many community stakeholders. We are proud to be featured alongside our fantastic partner cities in "Growing Together, Learning Together," a new report on afterschool systems from the Wallace Foundation. We look forward to continuing to provide expanded learning opportunities for Nashville's youth.

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Our 5th Annual Showcase

Our 5th Annual NAZA Showcase was a great celebration to end our 5th full year of NAZA sites in Nashville. Nearly 600 students, family members, and community partners were in attendance at the event held at Whites Creek High School. Students performed dances, original songs, step routines, and original skits that they had practiced throughout the year. Guests also enjoyed student art and STEM displays featuring murals, screen prints, robots made from recycled materials, and bird houses and feeders that students had made. And of course everyone enjoyed the Field Day activities! We compiled a photo album of the events for you to enjoy.

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Celebrating 5 Years and 5,000 Students

Since NAZA's first Zone opened in 2010, NAZA has engaged 5,000 middle school students in its first 5 years! Mayor Karl Dean launched NAZA to provide a much needed system of afterschool supports for Nashville's middle school youth. Over the past 5 years, NAZA has expanded to 5 geographic Zones with 44 sites providing extended learning opportunities to students from 25 MNPS middle schools. In July of 2014, NAZA became a part of the Nashville Public Library, and we are very excited as we look ahead to our next 5 years!

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This Is NAZA

We are happy to release a newly published case study describing our 5-year journey establishing a city-wide afterschool sytem in Nashville! From our pilot semester serving students from 4 schools in the spring of 2010 to our expansion to 25 schools in the fall of 2014, "This is NAZA" shares our successes, challenges, and the lessons we have learned along the way. Thank you to the Wallace Foundation for providing the support for this study.

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latest Newssdf

NAZA Featured in The Wallace Foundation's Recent Report

"When is an afterschool program more than just an afterschool program? When it’s part of a system that coordinates efforts and resources to bring young people opportunities — such as sessions with a trained literacy specialist — that might otherwise be out of reach." For over 5 years NAZA has been working to establish an expanded learning system in Nashville with support from the Wallace Foundation, Metro government, and many community stakeholders. We are proud to be featured alongside our fantastic partner cities in "Growing Together, Learning Together," a new report on afterschool systems from the Wallace Foundation. We look forward to continuing to provide expanded learning opportunities for Nashville's youth.

Read More

 

Our 5th Annual Showcase

Our 5th Annual NAZA Showcase was a great celebration to end our 5th full year of NAZA sites in Nashville. Nearly 600 students, family members, and community partners were in attendance at the event held at Whites Creek High School. Students performed dances, original songs, step routines, and original skits that they had practiced throughout the year. Guests also enjoyed student art and STEM displays featuring murals, screen prints, robots made from recycled materials, and bird houses and feeders that students had made. And of course everyone enjoyed the Field Day activities! We compiled a photo album of the events for you to enjoy.

Read More

 

Celebrating 5 Years and 5,000 Students

Since NAZA's first Zone opened in 2010, NAZA has engaged 5,000 middle school students in its first 5 years! Mayor Karl Dean launched NAZA to provide a much needed system of afterschool supports for Nashville's middle school youth. Over the past 5 years, NAZA has expanded to 5 geographic Zones with 44 sites providing extended learning opportunities to students from 25 MNPS middle schools. In July of 2014, NAZA became a part of the Nashville Public Library, and we are very excited as we look ahead to our next 5 years!

Read More

 

This Is NAZA

We are happy to release a newly published case study describing our 5-year journey establishing a city-wide afterschool sytem in Nashville! From our pilot semester serving students from 4 schools in the spring of 2010 to our expansion to 25 schools in the fall of 2014, "This is NAZA" shares our successes, challenges, and the lessons we have learned along the way. Thank you to the Wallace Foundation for providing the support for this study.

Read More

 

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