We are on the move to keep our kids engaged with positive goals and ideas to keep them safe and focused for the upcoming summer. Gun violence is an ongoing issue and will remain a focus for us. As the summer approaches, we will be recruiting for a limited number of youth employment to give others a chance to work and build character. We are doing a series of discussions this summer centered around gun violence reduction in our community. It is important to understand how to stay positive through these rough times. We will have weekly mandatory sessions as follows:
● Kidstarters & Inventure (ages 6-13) Tell me about Life? These will be weekend discussions in local parks, restaurants, and free facilities to talk about school, family, gun violence, and their feelings towards these issues. (It is mandatory for parents to attend)
● Learn & Earn Program/Tutors & Shoots including new participants (ages 14-18) Gun Violence, Bullying, Social Pressure Discussions? These will also be weekend discussions held at various free locations in which speakers will come out to talk with our kids on how to handle ongoing issues like gangs, drugs, and active shooter techniques.
● Resume Prep Days – From week to week each participant in all our programs will be responsible for writing down a detailed description of the job they volunteered for. This builds character and gives the sense of understanding how they have accomplished a great goal. By the end of the summer, every participant even Kidstarters, will create a working resume.
● Summer is for Seniors – All parents are responsible for a purchasing items for seniors to help them during these summer months. We have partnered with NET Resource Foundation and Greater Nashville Regional Council to provide 500 cards for seniors before the end of summer.