Hear directly from Nashville’s children and youth about the issues most important to them and how elected officials can center their needs at the city’s core.

An estimated 8,000

children in Nashville are unhoused

Nearly 30%

of students in Metro Nashville Public Schools are chronically absent

1 in 5 children

under 18 in Nashville is food-insecure

Just 7%

of 3 and 4 year olds in Nashville are enrolled in Pre-K

Roughly 2 in 5

children in Nashville live in households with a high housing cost burden

Who We Are

A great city is measured by how it serves its children and youth. The Nashville Child and Youth Collaborative exists to center community conversations around the needs of our city’s youngest residents.

In 2021, a poll of 500 registered voters in Nashville revealed that two-thirds of respondents do not think Nashville prioritizes children and youth. We want to change that.

The Nashville Child and Youth Collaborative looks forward to forming a productive partnership with the new mayoral administration.

Read our Op-Ed:

Nashville must make children and youth central to its vision

Stay up to date with the work of the Collaborative.

Our Shared Agenda

The Nashville Child and Youth Collaborative’s Shared Agenda is available now.