Since 2008, the Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund has been partnering with nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the lives of young people in Middle Tennessee. Core to our values is knowing that education and knowledge are transformative. Understanding this as an education funder, we feel that Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) will be a detriment to ensuring that all children can access high-quality educational opportunities.…
This year, the Maddox Charitable Fund will be supporting The FIND Design. The FIND Design strengthens youth achievement and increases the opportunity for success through mentoring, case management, outreach and parent engagement for teens in the Antioch area. During the month of June they are offering a 4-week intensive program for middle and high school girls called, Rebuilt to F.L.Y. The FIND Design also offers programming during the school year aimed at reducing absenteeism and increasing student performance through a partnership with MNPS.
Volunteers are always welcome! Some available volunteer opportunities this summer include, light office duties, field trip chaperones and classroom assistants. If you’re interested in the organization or their volunteer opportunities, check them out on their website or their Giving Matters profile.
The Maddox Charitable Fund is happy to partner with the Nashville Freedom Schools this year. The Freedom Schools provides a six-week summer literacy program to African-American, Latinx, and biracial children from at-risk communities. With the theme, “I Can Make a Difference,” young scholars engage with books and enrichment activities that celebrate Black and Latinx heritage and learn from young Servant Leaders that mirror their own life experiences.
The Nashville Freedom Schools would love to have you volunteer this summer! Volunteer opportunities include: reading aloud to youth, mentoring junior interns, and helping to lead classes. If you’re interested in these and other ways to help, please check out their volunteer opportunities.