THE MUSIC CITY IS EXPERIENCING TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL GROWTH, AS WELL AS SEEING A POPULATION BOOM. NASHVILLE STILL REMAINS ONE OF THE TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN THE COUNTRY. THE CITY IS HOME TO SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY, THE GRAND OLE OPRY, COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME, AN ACTIVE DOWNTOWN AREA, AND MANY PARKS AND UNIVERSITIES.
NASHVILLE'S GROWTH, HOWEVER, HAS ALSO CREATED AN INCREASE IN LIVING EXPENSES AND A REDUCTION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING. HOMELESSNESS IN THE CITY IS WELL ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IS ALSO STRUGGLING WITH A 40 PERCENT DROP OUT RATE.
Registration deadline is January 31st.
How You Help!
During your time in Nashville, your high school students will be partnering with local organizations who are working to alleviate poverty in its many forms among the the homeless, the poor, and children. Projects might include preparing and serving food for the homeless, working in a day shelter, volunteering at a kids camp, helping students with reading, or volunteering with those with special needs. Each day you will have opportunities to build relationships with those you are assisting as well as applying what you learn each night.
Since For You Ministries believes in working hand in hand with those in need, we do our best to put you on worksite where you work directly with those in need.
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