In December 2006, STARS and Oasis Center launched a campaign to create a youth center unlike any other resource for young people in the country. Our dream at that time was straightforward and simple: bring a handful of organizations together to share space and integrate services believing that the synergy created would begin to close the opportunity gap that exists for youth in our community.
Today, the Youth Opportunity Center is home to representatives from 7 non-profits organizations deeply committed to working together to ensure that all young people can easily access the basics they need to thrive: caring adults; safe places; good healthcare; an effective education; and opportunities to help others.
Never before has one pathway been created in Nashville with the potential to connect so many individuals with so many opportunities for hope, healing and growth.
The other organizations are:
We were named the first national PROMISE PLACE by America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest alliance of public, private and non-profit corporations committed to ensuring that children receive the fundamental resources they need to lead successful, healthy and productive lives. A PROMISE PLACE is a school, community center, place of worship, business or organization that provides young people with all Five Promises they need to transition into healthy adulthood – caring adults; safe places; a healthy start; an effective education; and opportunities to help others.