A citywide public awareness initiative created by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to bringtogether people, organizations and businesses with a common commitment- to make Metro Nashville Public Schools the best in the country. We believe we can achieve that goal only if the entire city gets involved to support Metro Schools.
Brings together community organizations and resources to support Nashville’s youth in a variety of ways. Contact them if your organization would like to be involved
Read to classrooms or one-on-one with a child; organize a book drive; organize books to give away to Title 1 Metro schools or at programs that serve low-income children
Opportunities for everyone, regardless of interests or schedule, to help Nashville children succeed in school.
One-on-one reading projects with K-2nd graders who are in the 25-50% quartile of their classmates (Among other hands-on opportunities at Nashville's highest need public schools)
Connect with your local PTA organization to find out how you can get involved at your neighborhood school
For both English and Spanish speakers. Teach an English as a Second Language class; Participate in a language exchange program; Read with an English learner student at a local school
Nashville International Center for Empowerment
Be a Youth Mentor, English Teacher, English Tutor or GED Teacher.
Hands On Nashville
A one-stop-shop for a variety of volunteer opportunities; Offers a variety of Youth Mentoring opportunities at a variety of different non-profit organizations. Options vary frequently.
YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals.
Nashville Public Library
Work with Teens and Children throughout the system at library events, story times, school trips and more. Placement based on availability and skills.
Books from Birth
Provides preschool children with access to free books. To find out how to get involved in your area, contact your local Books from Birth representative.
United Way of Nashville
Reading mentors, tutors and other volunteer opportunities available. Opportunities vary based on need.