​NASHVILLE, TN — POWER Youth is a youth work initiative program of the Metropolitan Action Commission (MAC), a division of the Mayor’s Office. As part of its mission to strengthen the creative workforce and deepen artistic participation in Nashville, Metro Arts partners with MAC to provide project-based work experiences in the arts through the POWER Youth Summer Employment Program (formerly Opportunity Now) for young people ages 14-15 during the summer. For summer 2022, Metro Arts will facilitate experience work projects with with 8 partner organizations:

• Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership, Arts Discovery Program

• From the Heart International Education Foundation, Music in the Making: Code, Create and Perform

• Global Education Center, We Are All Related – A Musical Theater Creation

• King’s Daughters Child Development Center, KDCDC Arts Enrichment Program

• Moves and Grooves, Inc., ARTrepreneuer Project 

• Notes for Notes, Inc., Into the Mix: Journey of a Song

• Prado Studio, Creative Placemaking Apprenticeship & Mosaic Mural Creation

• Southern Word, Creating Cultural Centers Through Words and Music

Turnip Green Creative Reuse, TGCR Sustainability & Arts Youth Program

2022 POWER Youth Student Employment Application apply by April 8, 2022

For questions about POWER Youth, please contact Equity and Restorative Practices Manager Natalie Alfaro Frazier.