Student thoughts


“I hope Nashville becomes more welcoming. Whether that's through affordability, or diversity, or whatever. Just that we are more welcome to anybody that wants to come here.”

- Student from Bellevue Middle School


“I think we should teach more people about gentrification because like, when we were doing the podcast, we had to interview people. And we were interviewing teachers, and when we were interviewing some of those a few of them didn't even know it, it was. And so I think that we should teach more about it. Because like, I didn't personally know, a whole lot about it. I knew that there was like a new house coming in, but I didn't know anything else about it. So, you know, I think we should learn more about it. And people should teach us more about it and what we can do about it.”

- Student from Donelson Middle


“To me, community means to take care of each other. To love and help each other and to stick together. Napier has inspired me to be a better person. When I think about gentrification coming to my community I really feel like they are tearing our people down because a lot of our people are going to become homeless because of gentrification. I know people that are going to hurt behind this.”

-Student from Two Rivers Middle


“I read a thousand new families, or like a hundred, moved here per day. And it's already like a lot of stuff here you know they tearing down houses maybe pushing people out, lots of construction. Yeah, they're tearing down people houses and making them tall houses. And they moving people out of their own community like where they grew up in, stuff like that.”

- Student from Head Middle