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Opportunity NOW Youth Information

This video demonstrates the experience youth will have when utilizing the Opportunity NOW portal, and showcases the many benefits the portal provides. We recommend watching the video prior to joining online to get a better understanding of how to register, and the functionality within the portal. You can also review this step-by-step tutorial for signing up.

Experience Work: 14-16 years old

Want to make a difference in your community? Experience Work is great way to give back to Nashville, get to know other students, and gain real-life work experience. The program is Monday- Friday from 8am-12pm and lasts six weeks. All Experience Work participants make $8.00 an hour while working on community improvement projects.

High School Internship: 16-18 years old

Are you a rising junior or senior in high school? The Opportunity NOW High School Internship program is a great way to gain work experience and learn more about a career you might be interested in pursuing in the future. The program is Monday- Friday from 8am-2:30pm and lasts six weeks. If you are selected as a High School Intern, you will make $9.00 an hour and receive pre-program training and coaching to ensure you have the skills you need on the job.

Summer Plus: 18 years old

Are you set to graduate from high school in May 2017? Planning on going to a local college or university? Summer Plus is a great way to make some extra money during your summer break, have a job lined up for the school year, and receive mentoring and support as you transition to college life.

Opportunity Now Portal



Donations will directly support youth. Opportunity NOW is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


We have compiled some helpful guides to address commonly asked questions. You may want to:

Read frequently asked questions for parents

View a video summary of the key components of the portal

Follow this step-by-step instructional guide to creating an account on the portal

Read frequently asked questions about the portal

Still have questions? For portal questions, please contact All other questions can be sent to