On Wednesday, Nashville Mayor John Cooper will speak at the inaugural meeting of the Out-of-School Time Collaborative, which is a coalition of over 60 organizations dedicated to supporting and strengthening the programming options for how Nashville students spend time after the school day ends. The Mayor’s Office is leading this initiative together with Metro Nashville Public Schools Extended Learning Department and United Way of Greater Nashville.
Earlier this fall, Mayor Cooper unveiled his Agenda for Nashville’s Young People – his vision for how Nashville invests in the success of our students and young professionals – particularly in neighborhoods that have traditionally been underserved and through the lens of achieving greater equity for all.
The Out-of-School Time Collaborative brings together youth service providers in the out-of-school time space to advance the shared interest of providing all youth in Nashville (K-12) access to high quality programming. This comes as Mayor Cooper launched Nashville’s first Out-of-School Time Program Locator in October, which is a new online tool that connects Nashville parents with afterschool programs in their area.
The meeting will be facilitated by Alignment Nashville, an organization that addresses systemic barriers to equitable growth, development, and achievement of each MNPS student.