East Nashville Hope Exchange: Youth Literacy Efforts
A nonprofit organization with the mission of strengthening literacy of at-risk children in East Nashville.
Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Annie Youngblood, Board President of East Nashville Hope Exchange, who highlights the nonprofit’s mission of “strengthening literacy of at-risk children in East Nashville” and their efforts to provide a supportive, structured and safe environment where children can learn and have fun. During the interview, Annie discusses their no-cost 6-week summer program for rising kindergarten through 5th graders, which focuses on strengthening literacy levels and helping students engage with their community in a meaningful way. She also spotlights their school year program with monthly family engagement events, tutoring, and reading buddies to engage families for the entire year. Annie wraps up with why this work is so important and how the community can support their efforts.