CASE

What Young People Don't Know

What Young People Don't Know

By the time they reach middle school, kids are making decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Usually, a single decision’s effect isn’t immediately life altering. But one poor choice can certainly put a person on a path that limits the kind of opportunities young people should have available to them.

CASE Launches Second Year

CASE Launches Second Year

Benjamin Reese previews our second year of our after school program, Character and Skills Education (CASE). Helping students take their ownership of their experience is one of our major goals, as our trained staff helps middle schoolers excel academically and beyond.  

The Promise and Challenge of After-School Programming

The Promise and Challenge of After-School Programming

Benjamin Reese, one of our after school program site coordinators, writes on the challenges and possibilities involved in after school programming--something he himself never received, but now believes deeply in. Our C.A.S.E. personnel, like Reese, are individuals committed to ensuring that kids are learning. 

Rewriting the Script: Youth Development in Nashville

Rewriting the Script: Youth Development in Nashville

In the US, over 30% of middle schoolers are without adult supervision after school. In Tennessee, only 31% of students reach proficiency in reading upon graduation. Our response to these startling statistics and the need evident within our own neighborhood was to launch CASE, an after school program, this fall. Learn more about CASE in the this article and photo story, written and photographed by Kelly Jobe.