News and Events

October 12, 2016

Nashville, Tenn. —  Genesis Students Donate Time to Second Harvest:  Special Children Perform Ongoing Volunteer Service

Students from Genesis Academy in Nashville packed over 700 backpacks at Second Harvest Food Back in September, part of the ongoing commitment to service learning and community support that is an integral component of the school's educational mission.  Partnering with Second Harvest over the past two years, special education students from Genesis make the trip to this local agency twice a month. Students are selected to participate because they are motivated to help others, and they often understand the situation of those affected by hunger.

"Many of our students come from challenging socio-economic backgrounds and may have faced similar circumstances to those who are served by Second Harvest. Volunteering at the Food Bank provides a therapeutic experience while also teaching a vocational skill," notes Genesis Academy's Clinical Director Christopher Moynihan.

Between three and six students join in each trip by volunteering for several hours, a challenging experience for children who may be facing learning disabilities. Approximately 20 different Genesis students have participated in this service program over the past year. All students attending Genesis Learning Centers are referred by their local public school's special education department, and every student has an Individual Education Program (IEP).

Executive Director Terry Adams believes there is direct and significant benefit from this mission-centered activity:  "Genesis believes that service learning is an important way to instill values. Our children are experiencing intense emotional, behavioral, developmental, and learning challenges or difficulties. Serving at Second Harvest allows them to be the person who is helping someone else. This is a great way for them to develop pride, compassion, and understanding."

Partnering with Second Harvest's mission to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community, these regular volunteer visits provide Genesis students a hands-on, experiential opportunity to share, to grow in understanding, and to participate in meaningful service to others.


May 19, 2016

Nashville, Tenn. —   Graduation Ceremonies Celebrate Exceptional Students from Genesis Learning Centers
Students from education programs throughout Middle Tennessee will proudly graduate this month from Genesis Learning Centers. Twenty-one high school graduates are participating in ceremonies to mark their achievements and successes while dealing with emotional, social, or behavioral challenges. The Genesis teachers and staff, as well as the families we serve, are extremely proud to mark the accomplishments of these young people from the four school programs provided by Genesis Learning Centers at Genesis Academy in Nashville, Rutherford Academy in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Teen Learning Center, and Montgomery County Teen Learning Center in Clarksville.


Please check back often to see the exciting news and events featuring our students and staff throughout the 2016-2017 school year!



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