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Creating Cultural Competence



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Our Goal

Through our public service, the Nashville Youth Initiative builds common experiences between law enforcement and the urban community to promote inclusion and diversity. With the hopes of decreasing negative police interactions between the urban community and police, NYI wishes to ultimately eliminate implicit biases.  


Reaching the Community

  • The Nashville Youth Initiative utilizes academics, athletics, and mentorship, primarily between police departments and public schools in Nashville, to reach our community and further our goal. 
  • In order to establish a sense of cultural competence, interactions between our law enforcement and youth are essential to creating a cultural shift for the better. 
  • Visit our events page to volunteer or find more info on our events like sports camps, tutoring sessions, and mentorship programs.

Meet the Founder

Nasir Cook grew up in Nashville, TN and attended Montgomery Bell Academy. While at MBA he was awarded the William H. Frist ('70) Gentleman, Scholar, Athlete award and excelled in Football and Track. He earned a football scholarship to Princeton University and is currently a rising Sophomore. Nasir was recently accepted into Princeton's John C. Bogle '51 Fellowship in Civic Service, and this is where the idea of the Nashville Youth Initiative came to fruition. 


The primary reason why Nasir started the Nashville Youth Initiative is to build a stronger and more inclusive community in Nashville through education, athletics, and mentorship. But with a mission beyond the field or classroom, Nas seeks to promote positivity toward law enforcement while mitigating biases within the community. 

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