Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merrit Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 963-5820 (Phone)
(615) 963-7412 (Fax)
Tennessee State University is a four-year, comprehensive, land-grant, historically black university that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.Grant Project Information
Triple Impact Youth Empowerment Collaborative (TIYEC)
The Nashville Youth Empowerment Program will promote positive youth development by providing mentoring, academic support, health education, coping skills and leadership training by pairing high school students with college youth to enhance their academic performance, basic life skills, self-esteem and personal resiliency. The project intends to increase the academic and health outcomes of college and high school students across their respective, four-year educational experiences. The target population is high school students from the partner organizations - 30 in the first year and 20 in years two and three. The project will address three layers of need:
- The need in P-12 schools in Tennessee, due to low testing scores, low high school/college graduation rates and racial disparities among graduates,
- The need in low-income neighborhoods, due to income disparities and high rates of poverty, crime, chronic health risks and varying degrees of physical decay and
- The need in the university, in order to improve retention and graduation rates, engage students in meaningful learning experiences that lead to successful attainment of academic goals, provide systematic opportunities for TSU students to engage in collaborative service-learning projects in P-12 schools and after-school programs that result in improved college success.
OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute:
- Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems