PNA began as a Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County-funded, school-based after-care program. As we grew from our initial site, we engaged our parents, collaborated with school teachers, enriched our students, and reached out to the neighborhood communities surrounding our schools. We continue to grow and are poised to reach out to our community in new and different ways that will allow us to better serve our students in need.
PNA has grown from its initial site serving 30 students to 7 sites serving more than 400 students during the 2013-14 school year. During our growth, we added federal funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Grant and achieved the highest certification level available in that program. Our staff regularly collaborates with Nashville Youth Coalition, Nashville After-Zone Alliance, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Adventure Science Center, Second Harvest Food Bank, Metro Nashville Public Schools and with other providers and coalitions to better serve our community.
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All Tennessee families should have access to high quality, developmentally appropriate child care and after-school programming for their children, regardless of income level. In order to even out the playing field for all children in Middle Tennessee, support for local nonprofit childcare centers and afterschool programs is as vital as ever. By providing educational opportunities and enriching activities for these youths, after-school programs and centers can offer alternatives to potentially less productive and sometimes harmful activities in which youth may be tempted to participate when left to their own supervision.
Parents dropping their kids off at school may not realize their child sits next to a young person in the foster care system. Students may not realize their classmate is not going home to his or her own parents, but to a group home or foster care placement. No sign on this child would alert anyone that he or she has likely suffered abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
In Tennessee, gang presence has been on the rise since the late 1980s and early 1990s, when gangs first made a concerted push into the state. Since 2011, police have identified at least 5,000 gang members in Davidson County, and gang-related crimes have increased by 25%. Meanwhile, cities with 50,000 or fewer inhabitants have seen gang-related crimes triple in frequency nationally since 2005.
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