Youth Connections

Youth Connections is located 523 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219, on the third floor of McKendree United Methodist Church.

Youth Connections is a resource center for young men and women, ages 16-26, who are currently in or have aged out of foster care or state custody.

Ways We Support Our Youth

Assistance with Employment

  • resume writing
  • job coaching / interview coaching
  • internship placements
  • job shadowing


  • assistance completing apartment applications
  • understanding credit scores and how to strengthen them

High School Equivalency/GED classes

  • tutoring for HISET tests
  • access to computers for sample questions

Post-Secondary Education Planning

  • ACT prep
  • college application help
  • guidance finding financial aid and scholarships
  • trade school applications

Sexual Health Education

  • The Sisterhood – a peer support group for young women to discuss what’s happening in their lives.


  • Volunteer led classes open to females

Financial Education Classes

  • Our Opportunity Passport ™ classes provides a financial toolkit of knowledge for the future. Matched savings accounts are available with regular attendance.

In addition to our core classes, we also have a great location in downtown Nashville where youth can hang out, shoot pool, make a snack, or use the computer lab to research jobs, check email, Facebook, etc. All program participants have access to laundry facilities and showers and can also pick up personal hygiene and small household items from the free thrift store.

If you are a provider or a young person who is interested in our programs, please complete this form:



Youth Connections, Monroe Harding
McKendree United Methodist Church, Third Floor
523 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 226-3614

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For more information about Youth Connections, request information on the Contact page.

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