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Opportunity NOW Arts Experiences

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Opportunity NOW is a coordinated initiative launched by Mayor Megan Barry to provide young people in Davidson County access to employment. The initiative was created based on recommendations from the Mayor’s Youth Violence Summit as a way to connect youth to opportunity and to hope. Opportunity NOW is designed to combat the growing gap in opportunity and will become the much needed system for delivering employment and employment-like opportunities for young people.

In Summer 2018 Metro Arts and the Nashville Career Advancement Center will partner with Conexion Americas, Country Music Hal of Fame & Museum, From the Heart International, Global Education Center, McGruder Family Resource Center, Moves & Grooves, Nashville Children's Theatre, Notes 4 Notes, Prado Studios, Southern Word, T.I.M.E, Turnip Green and Watkins College of Art to present Arts Work Experiences for youth ages 14-15. Youth participated in projects that featured public art, theater arts, spoken word, songwriting, sound mixing and recording, creative reuse, social and civic practice art and more.

Contact Rebecca Kinslow at rebecca.kinslow@nashville.gov or 615-862-6737 with questions.