We believe a healthy community and healthy living go hand-in-hand. By providing opportunities to promote a healthy way of life, we desire to captivate and engage our community, inspire leaders who model the love of Christ, and aid in the spiritual formation of program participants.
then | Program background
Because sports offer a platform to naturally teach and implement important life skills as games are practiced and played, Harvest Hands started a running club in 2007. The running club had 5 students and 2 mentors and served as an additional opportunity to mentor youth while teaching students a fun way to be active. In 2009, Harvest Hands partnered with one of our neighborhood schools to offer a basketball league to members of our community. Over the years, organized sports leagues have been added to our regular programming, each growing annually to serve more young athletes in our community.
Now | empower sports
Our Empower Sports program provides affordable, local sports leagues and wellness opportunities for youth in South Nashville. We currently offer flag football, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse leagues for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, annually serving 250 young athletes. Empower Sports also hosts clinics and/or camps throughout the year for each of these sports to improve the fundamental skills of the players. In addition, we offer a triathlon for students in our after school program. Students are able to receive swimming lessons and practice running on a weekly basis. The training culminates with the students participating in their own mini-triathlon to showcase their skills.