Backfield in Motion (BIM) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that combines academics and athletics to inspire 150 inner-city boys, ages 10-18 to reach their maximum potential and become significant contributors to society. .
BIM was founded in 2000 to provide activities for boys residing in inner-city neighborhoods in Davidson County. The funds will be used to support our tutorial program offering academic remediation and homework assistance for Nashville’s most vulnerable youth. Our tutorial program is free and transportation is provided for our disadvantaged students.
BIM fills the gap in services for our students by providing academic remediation in a safe learning environment after school, year-round. Our focus for this project is filling the Graduation Rate Gap in services for African-American, Hispanic, and low socioeconomically disadvantaged urban youth.
Through two new partnerships with Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) and the Isaac Litton Alumni Association we are now able to offer a GED program. OIC has partnered with BIM to provide the instructor and materials for the GED classes. BIM’s partnership with the Litton Alumni has given us a permanent facility to offer the classes at the Litton Center in South Inglewood. Our goal has finally been reached!