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Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee

Do you ever look back and wish you’d had someone walking beside you and encouraging you to achieve your goals? Could you see yourself being that person for someone else? This is the opportunity for you!

Begin Anew is a faith-based education organization working to empower individuals to overcome obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources.

Begin Anew operates programs at four locations throughout Middle Tennessee (Woodbine, Downtown Nashville, Madison, and Franklin). Along with weekly Bible study and no-cost programming and care for our students’ children, we offer three education tracks in separate programs to men and to women:

  • HSE (High School Equivalency)
  • ELL (English Language Learners) accommodating three levels of instruction
  • Computer and Job Skills Training

Though education is the focus of our program, we feel that relationships and encouragement offer the key to the success. We seek Christian volunteers to walk alongside our students in a mentoring role as they work to achieve their goals.

An Encourager will:

  • Be paired with one adult student and commit to meeting with him or her for one hour weekly for a one-year period. Encouragers may choose to meet with their student at class locations and attend the Bible Study together before or after their meeting, but meeting times and locations are flexible and at the convenience of the Encourager and the student.
  • Model successful behavior for a student by showing reliability, accountability, promptness, and dependability
  • Provide a listening, supportive relationship in which a student can discuss his or her personal goals and life situation
  • Develop a relationship with a student and become a regular part of his or her life. (Encouragers can live in fellowship and relationship with students by praying with/for students, sharing scripture, talking about children and jobs, having a meal together, meeting for a walk or shopping, or any other ways that are mutually acceptable.)
  • Receive training and a materials guide with different topics and activities to discuss with the student
  • Share monthly updates about the student’s journey with the Program Manager
  • Uphold the mission, vision, and statement of faith of Begin Anew

This position requires volunteers to complete an application and pass a background check. Training and resources will be provided to you by the Program Manager, as needed.

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About Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee

Location:

1111 Foster Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210, US

Mission Statement

Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee empowers individuals to overcome obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring and resources.

Description

Begin Anew is a faith-based education program working to empower individuals to overcome obstacles created by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources.

Begin Anew operates programs at four locations throughout Middle Tennessee (Woodbine, Downtown Nashville, Madison, Franklin). Along with weekly Bible study and no-cost programming and care for our students’ children, we offer three education tracks in separate programs to men and to women:

  • HSE (High School Equivalency)
  • ELL (English Language Learners) accommodating three levels of instruction
  • Computer and Job Skills Training
We provide encouragers and prayer partners so that our students never walk alone as they pursue life changing educational opportunities.
Education & Literacy
Faith-Based
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Nashville, TN 37210

(36.14825,-86.73661)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Class days and times vary by location.   All our locations offer evening classes, and our Franklin location also offers daytime classes. Encouragers have flexibility with their schedules.
  • No mentoring experience is necessary – just a heart to encourage others. 

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