Monroe Harding Youth Connections Newsletter
Monroe Harding Youth Connections Newsletter
Monroe Harding - Healing happens here.

Monroe Harding's Youth Connections program provides young adults touched by the foster care system a safe space and opportunities to discover and create a self-determined future.

Youth Connections Resource Center

2018 Newsletter



Every Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm at McKendree United Methodist Church
523 Church Street 
Nashville, TN 37219

Come wearing comfortable clothing !

Beginners Welcome! Yoga Mat and Happiness Provided!
  • Do you want to possess a set of skills and knowledge that will allow you to make informed and effective financial decisions? If the answer is yes, come and enroll in Opportunity Passport on June 5th at Youth Connections!

And the Opportunity Passport
TOP SAVERS for March 2018 and April 2018 are............

March 2018 
April 2018 
 Don C.
Kandis D. 
 Heaven P.
Elisabeth B.
 Heaven H.
Kayla D.
Ray K.

Get Published in our Youth Connections Creative Book.
Get your work authored in our book collection of essays, stories, and poetry.
We are Now accepting STORIES and ESSAYS!
Please submit entries via email to Mrs. Chaney 
Summer is a great time to earn a
HiSet diploma!

YC offers flexible class schedules, individualized instruction, and a cap-and-gown graduation ceremony.
Call to schedule an initial assessment and find out if HiSet is the right program for you
Interested students need a photo ID.

Looking for Resources to help you find a job?
Come visit Youth Connections Workforce Development Program!

  • A new job posting will be posted every Monday and Friday.

  • Resume & Job advising will be available at Youth Connections 
Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-5:00pm & Friday 9:30am-4:30pm.

  • See YC Calendar for Workforce Development Classes Wednesdays in June.  

  • Each week a focus theme will be posted on the Facebook page.
    If a job requires any type of certification, job seekers will need to see Ms. Chaney for details.

**(If job requires certification, then typically you’ll receive higher pay.)**

For more information contact Darrius Logan at Darrius Logan, Career Coach ext 127 or


Everybody needs a little help sometimes and it is okay to ask for help when you need it. Talking to a counsleor is all about sharing information when you feel like things are too much to handle on your own. No matter how big or small the problem is, we are here to provide confidential support and guidance.

If you would like to talk to someone, contact us at:
615-298-5573 ext. 215 or


Darrius Logan

Darrius Logan is YC’s new Career Coach. He joined our team in early May and is responsible for our workforce development program. Darrius brings to the team fresh, new ideas and is looking forward to assisting our young people in obtaining the necessary skills that will help them find and maintain employment. We are looking forward to all of the new and exciting initiatives that Darrius will bring to the center!

April Robinson

April Robinson joined the YC team in April as the Life Skills Coach. She is responsible for The Opportunity Passport™ and S.H.E., our sexual health education program. April comes to us from the Department of Children’s Services where she worked as a Family Service Worker. Fun fact about April—she previously worked for Monroe Harding as a Youth and Family Specialist so she is already familiar with our agency and the young people that we serve. She has already hit the ground running and we’re extremely happy that she is, again, a part of the Monroe Harding family!


Stay updated on all the news and events at Youth Connections by requesting to be our friend on Facebook or clicking the button below!

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Opportunity Passport Enrollment Classes: June 5th and June 7th @ 3pm-6pm
Opportunity Passport Asset Classes:June 13th and June 27th @ 4pm- 5:30pm
HISET/GED Class: Mondays thru Thursdays @ 9:30pm and 1:00pm
Yoga Class: Thursday @ 3:30pm-4:30pm  

If you need to contact someone at Youth Connections, call us at

Pamela Madison, Director of Youth Connections ext 123 or
Chaney Cruze, Education Manager ext 124 or
Darrius Logan, Career Coach ext 127 or
April Robinson, Life Skills Coach ext 125 or

Monroe Harding Youth Connections Resource Center
523 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219

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