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What is Community ALERT-New Dimension Scholars Program?

Community ALERT- New Dimension Scholars Program, equips, mobilizes and empowers youth to maximize their potential by participating in a set of innovative classes. This program is designed to foster positive social/emotional behaviors necessary to build a successful life. The outreach program embraces youth from the fifth and sixth grades. This initiative aims to assist intelligent, inquisitive youth and provide the necessary support for them to achieve at the highest levels. These students will learn pertinent information such as the biblical foundation of life, African American history, productive decision-making skills, building positive habits that cultivate character development, and gain a deeper understanding of their self-identities which will bolster their overall confidence levels and self-esteem.

Community ALERT-New Dimension Scholars Program is a carefully designed leadership training program for leaders of the 21st century.

Community ALERT-New Dimension Scholars Program is a proven youth leadership development and service-learning model with nearly 8 years of success and a staff of dedicated adults who continue to provide leadership training to youth in their local community. 

Students entering the 5th and 6th grades are eligible to enroll in the New Dimension Scholars Program. Students are selected by principals working within Metro Nashville Public Schools. Once enrolled as a New Dimension Scholar, the students remain in the program until they graduate from high school and enter a two-year college or four-year university.

New Dimension Scholars Program Creed 

N – I am a New Creation 
E – I am Excellent in everything I do 
W – I am a Winner 

D – I am Determined 
I –I am Inspired to do great things 
M –I am Maturing in my walk, talk, and behavior 
E –I am Eager to serve my school, family and community 
N – I am Nurturing to all who need my help 
S – I am Someone Special 
I –I am an Innovative Thinker 
O – I am Optimistic 
N – I am Never Giving Up

New Dimension students on David Lipscomb University's campus tour.

New Dimension Scholars Expression of Kindness Brings “Joy” to Schrader Lane Acres Assisted Living Residents.

Kindness “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32

 Our goal is to support students by building character traits that will last a life time at home, school and in the community to display acts of kindness. Students are learning how to treat others as they would like to be treated, use uplifting words, have loving hands, and to smile at people. As a community outreach the students are working hard on completing arts and crafts activities to share with Schrader Lane Acres Assisted Living residents as part of our learning experience.

Youth Recognition Awards Program

Youth Awards

  • Harold Simmons: Justice Award

      Rev Harold Simmons was a native Nashvillian. He was educated in Nashville were he received his undergraduate and Master Degree from Tennessee State University. He was a dedicated and conscientious probation officer for 27 years. He supported many community organizations; he was a board member of Community A.L.E.R.T. and serve faithfully in the prison ministry. He served God and his community in every aspect of his life trough counseling, mentoring, and teaching. He was the pastor of First Community Church for 8 years. His motto was “It’s only what you do for Christ that will last."

  • Dr. Richard Enochs: Humanitarian Award

      Dr. Richard J. Enochs was born 1/6/1942 in Houston, Mississippi. In 1965, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Morehouse College. He later obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work and Sociology from Atlanta University in 1968 and 1969 respectively. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Health in 1971 and his Doctorate of Public Health in 1977 from the University of California at Los Angeles. One of Dr. Enochs highest priorities was his dedication to educating his students about life, the pursuit of academic excellence and the importance of helping others. Dr. Richard J. Enochs was a faithful board member of Community A.L.E.R.T. for over twelve years. Dr. Richard J. Enochs looked like a mere man; nevertheless, he was a mighty warrior who battled for families, students and the less fortunate.
  • Jackie Lucas-Beverly Aspiring Educators Scholarship

      The Jacqueline Lucas-Beverly Aspiring Educators Scholarship was named for Community A.L.E.R.T former board member who served faithfully for 20 years. In her honor a scholarship is being established to continue her mission: “To be a contributing educator in a global community”. Jackie exerted over thirty years of increasing responsibilities in the field of Education. She served as a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a master facilitator for Pride Parent Training. Jackie Lucas-Beverly began her teaching career in the Louisville City Public Schools and later relocated to Nashville and was appointed a teaching position in the Metro Nashville Public Schools. She was additionally appointed a Positive Human Interaction Staff Development Coordinator and a Guidance Counselor with the Nashville Public Schools. Jackie retired as an Assistant Principal of Hillwood High School in Nashville, TN. She further served as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist with Tennessee Voices for Children. Jackie Lucas-Beverly always tried to empower the youth for positive change. Everyone viewed her to be an exemplary role model to follow when it came to working hard, striving for greatness even when things got rough and giving back to the community.
  • Jessica D. Driver Community Service Scholarship

      The J.D. Scholarship was created in memory of my mother, Jessica Driver and her commitment to service. Jessica Driver was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Nashville, TN. Jessica was a graduate of Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Kentucky. After graduating, she attended Bauder College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she earned an Associate Degree in Business Management. Jessica Driver served Community A.L.E.R.T., Cathedral of Praise Church (New Dimension Program) faithfully for over 10 years as a volunteer, teacher, and mentor as a shining example of true volunteerism. Jessica’s favorite saying was John 14:27, Peace I leave with you, My peace, I give unto you: Not as the world giveth, Give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, Neither let it be afraid. The scholarship is available to high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership in school or the community

  • Angela Belvens-Ratcliff Educator of the Year Award

      The Angela Ratcliffe-Bevens Educator of the Year Award is named in honor of a wonderful lady who served as a board member with Community A.L.E.R.T. for over 10 years. Angela received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Fisk University. Angela’s love for people, family, and community was her mantra and passion. Angela played a vital role in creating the Millennium Focus Community A.L.E.R.T.’s logo. Angela was a prolific writer and journalist. Angela’s love for her people was unmistakable. She mentored youth and encouraged the downtrodden. Angela worked tirelessly to make a difference to impact the lives of those who felt forgotten.

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