One Voice Nashville
One Voice Nashville builds bridges and closes gaps by valuing all voices through storytelling and narrative journalism.
Current and past partners include…
The Juvenile Justice Center, MetroArts, TrueCore, Conexion Americas, Studio NPL, Isaac Litton Middle School, Nashville After Zone Alliance (N.A.Z.A.), KIPP Academy, Pearl Cohn High School, LEAD Cameron, University School of Nashville, Harpeth Hall Academy, Father Ryan High School, & Lipscomb Journalism Camp.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Here’s how our curriculum works–
Our curriculum contains three sections: “My Story,” “Your Story,” and “Our Story.” Each section builds on the previous section, culminating in a student-produced project.
I. Oral Storytelling: “My Story” (Developmental Focus: Confidence) Students craft a personal narrative, following the five elements of a story: Characters, Setting, Conflict, Plot, and Theme.
II. Narrative Journalism: “Your Story” (Developmental Focus: Critical Thinking) Students conduct an interview with a community member on a topic of their choice. These interviews are audio-recorded for podcast production.
III. Community Storytelling: “Our Story” (Developmental Focus: Civic Engagement) Students engage with their community through the lens of story—through oral storytelling and narrative journalism. Students connect to the evolving story of Nashville, moving beyond their immediate circles of influence.
Final Showcase Students invite family, friends, and community members to final presentations. They share their personal story and play select audio clips from their interview.
In the Summer…
BIG NEWS! We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Write Creations Group, LLC for an intensive summer internship. OVN Director Mary Margaret Randall is teaming up with Jackie Hansom to lead a cohort of 14-15 year olds in a six-week program. We’ll be diving into community storytelling and narrative journalism projects, along with developing youth workforce skills and partnering with other community organizations.
For interested youth: check out the Opportunity Now Nashville Portal to sign up:
ONE WEEK SUMMER CAMPS information below–
*June 3rd-7th @Father Ryan High School (8AM-12PM, middle school)
*June 17th-21st @Franklin Road Academy (12-3PM, middle school)
*June 24th-28th @University School of Nashville (12:30-4PM, high school)
*July 8th-12th @Harpeth Hall (1-4PM, middle school girls)
Read more: Summer Camp: From the Eyes of Ella!