Nashville's Youth Opportunity Center, the Nation’s First "Promise Place"

Nashville’s Youth Opportunity Center (YOC), which has been named the nation's first “Promise Place” by America’s Promise Alliance, will be dedicated on Saturday, February 28th, from 10 a.m. until noon. The YOC will serve thousands of youth in Middle Tennessee annually through nine collaborating agencies that collectively offer more than 30 different programs, including health care, job assistance, counseling, education support, emergency residential services and youth leadership opportunities. The Oasis Center, the intermediary organization leading Nashville's Ready by 21 Quality Counts work, was integral to the formation and operation of the YOC and will utilize a 1,800-square-foot conference and training center that will be home to Nashville’s Quality Counts work.

“In addition to giving youth throughout Nashville a one-stop shop that addresses almost any need they would ever have, the Youth Opportunity Center is also going to save our community tremendous resources through an innovative back-office administrative partnership with the member agencies”, said Jim Kelley, President of the Oasis Center Board of Directors. “It is truly a win-win-win”.

Read the full press release below.

Publishing Date: 
February 25, 2009
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