Nashville North Collaborative Helps Teachers and Students Prepare for Success

Elected officials host a school supply giveaway to meet a community need

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(l - r) Metro Council Liasion and Development Analyst Robert Harris, Com, Community Organizer Otis Carter, Mayor John Cooper, and State Rep. Vincent Dixie (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
(l - r) Metro Council Liasion and Development Analyst Robert Harris, Com, Community Organizer Otis Carter, Mayor John Cooper, and State Rep. Vincent Dixie (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Nashville, TN — The Nashville North Collaborative hosted a Back to School – School Supply Re-Up on Saturday, January 18, at Hartman Park. This family-friendly event was free and open to the community. There was entertainment, games and performances enjoyed by teachers, students, and parents who were able to “re-up” on school supplies and backpacks.

(l - r) Councilmember Kyonzté Toombs, MNPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Adrienne Battle, Councilmember Jennifer Gamble, and State Senator Brenda Gilmore. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
(l – r) Councilmember Kyonzté Toombs, MNPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Adrienne Battle, Councilmember Jennifer Gamble, and State Senator Brenda Gilmore. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

The Nashville North Collaborative is comprised of Metro Councilmembers Jonathan Hall – D1, Kyonzté Toombs – D2, Jennifer Gamble – D3, and Brandon Taylor – D21, State Representatives Vincent Dixie and Harold Love, Jr., and State Senator Brenda Gilmore.

“Nonprofits and churches give away book bags and parents and teachers try to stock up on school supplies at the beginning of the school year. However, supplies run out. Book bags tear up. Coming right out of the holiday season, we wanted to give some relief to parents and teachers and help replenish school supplies and replace worn book bags,” said Representative Vincent Dixie. “We want our community to know we care and are invested in their success.”

Mayor John Cooper and MNPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Adrienne Battle were also in attendance.

“The School Supply Re-Up is our first community event,” explained Councilmember Kyonzté Toombs. “We wanted to come together to use our platforms to impact our communities outside of our roles as elected officials.”

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