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Our Impact

Backfield in Motion programs are designed to Educate, Engage, and Empower young people from some of Metro Nashville’s most underserved communities in a continuum of services from elementary school all the way through high school and beyond. Our programs teach youth the critical skills they need to be successful in school and in life, and then give them the opportunity to practice and develop those skills in a safe, supportive environment. Starting with 7–10 year old's in our elementary school program, through middle school, high school, college and beyond, Backfield in Motion engages hundreds of students each year during the crucial out-of-school hours when they are most at-risk.


We anticipate several outcomes from the programs offered at Backfield in Motion:

Engaged, academically-interested students:

  • Increase engagement, attendance and interest in academic subjects

  • Increase academic standings based on MNPS and TN Department of Education standards


Confident, mentally alert students:

  • Support the students’ social and emotional development

  • Help build a positive school culture and team-like bond


Healthier, fit students:

  • Increase each student’s level of personal health, fitness and nutritional state of well-being

  • Decrease obesity and all related issues having to do with being inactive and unenergized

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