On April 29th, Music City’s own minor league baseball team the Nashville Sounds will face the New Orleans Baby Cakes in their 12th home game of the season, and High Hopes will be the Charity of the Game! During last year’s 2017 season, the Charity of the Game promotion hosted 30 local nonprofits at various home games, and now High Hopes will take its turn. The game begins at 1:05 PM on a Sunday afternoon, and it promises to be a fun and entertaining afternoon for all! Learn more about the Sounds and this opportunity to show your support for High Hopes in this post...
Coordinated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Week of the Young Child is a nation-wide celebration of early childhood education. This annual celebration draws attention to the importance of early childhood education and increases awareness of what that entails, while at the same time encouraging a whole lot of good, all-around family fun. This year’s Week of the Young Child is next week: April 15-21, 2018! Here are some ways we will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child next week at High Hopes!
Sporting the largest community-built playground in the United States, the Crofts’ Historic Home available for seasonal tours, and several dynamic and interactive exhibits with a diverse population of animals, the Zoo continues to up the ante of its offerings. Newer exhibits such as spider monkeys, the interactive Kangaroo Kickabout, and cassowary enclosures continue to be popular among Zoo-goers of all ages. Most recently, on March 15th, the Zoo cut the ribbon on a large addition featuring Andean bears. In the month of April, the Zoo will be offering several unique opportunities for family springtime fun, and that’s what we will highlight in this post. Consider making plans to attend one or more of these awesome community events at the Nashville Zoo!
This month, we’re shining the spotlight on someone who generally likes to stay behind-the-scenes. Hired 8 years ago on March 29, Cheryl Dean joined the High Hopes team with an enthusiasm that has yet to abate. Cheryl has taken on a variety of roles here at High Hopes, but the role she currently occupies is that of Director of Development & Marketing. We managed to snatch a few moments with this often on-the-go director, and we asked her to share about her job, her story, and herself. Let’s get to know Cheryl!
Over 33 years ago, five families and one speech therapist got together and conceived an environment that would be equipped to provide complete education and daily care for children of all levels of abilities and needs. A place where children with special needs could attend preschool in a classroom alongside their typically-developing peers, and also receive their necessary therapies. With nothing but that basic model in mind, High Hopes was born. As it turned out, the special model forged by those five founding families met a need that went far beyond their own. Today, having pulled through some tough times and enjoyed some prosperous ones too, High Hopes is now the strongest it’s ever been. Learn more about our unique model and our mission...
If you’re on the list for receiving emails from us here at High Hopes, you may have heard rumblings of week-long inclusive camps, sensory-friendly community activities and services, seminars for parents, and other exciting events! Well, folks, we’re here to tell you it’s all true. It’s all part of our goal to provide Family Support Services to the community we serve. We have a front row seat to so many of the challenges that can come with raising a child, and these services are one way that we can step up to help families address those challenges. Here are some of the things our Family Support Services program is offering now!
On Monday, January 29th, we will be hosting our 20th Anniversary Hats Off to High Hopes event!
Begun in 1996, Hats Off is our largest annual fundraising event to help us bring hope to children and families in our community. It only gets bigger and better every year, and this year we are looking forward to our third appearance at the Ryman Auditorium, the Church itself!
Taking the stage to support High Hopes will be Jonathan Cain of the band Journey, the Canadian duo High Valley, Dana Glover, and the Bass Brothers! Of course, Hats Off Royalty, Tim Nichols will be there to help complete the evening.
As the exciting night approaches, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at Hats Off through the years.
The inaugural Hats Off to High Hopes benefit was held on a S...