Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide coaching and support to communities that are working to transform the high school experience using the Academy model to prepare all students for college, career, and life. Through these efforts, the Hub provides financial support, supplemental resources, and ongoing professional development at no cost to the Academies of Nashville.

To achieve this vision the combination of the three strands that comprise Ford NGL are necessary:


Transforming Teaching And Learning

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Creating Meaningful learning experiences that enable students to learn and apply academic, 21st century, and technical knowledge and skills to real-world challenges.

Transforming The Secondary School Experience

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Creating and maintaining career and interest-themed academies and collaborative culture, structures, and practices.

Transforming Business & Civic Engagement

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Engaging employers, educators, and community leaders in building and sustaining a transformed secondary school experience.