“Youth can do a lot of really powerful and important things. We just need people to believe in us.”


Located in Nashville, Oasis Center is a nationally-recognized organization on a mission to help young people in Middle Tennessee move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood. Every year, we engage over 3,500 youth and families across a broad spectrum of programs and services designed to help them reach their full potential.

Our philosophy is simple: Rather than viewing youth as passive recipients, we see them as full stakeholders who hold the keys to addressing some of the most challenging problems facing our city, including violence reduction, improved graduation rates, bullying prevention, discrimination, intolerance, and more.

We stand against racism and racist systems.
At Oasis Center, we believe in social justice and racial equality, and we condemn institutions whose policies and practices lead to injustice and hate.

To read our entire antiracism statement, please visit our Financials & Governancepage.


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The number of youth who found support at Oasis Center in 2019
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Art, Activism, and Justice

This past summer, local artist and leader Omari Booker worked alongside 10 young people to create the mural t...

Teens United at Celebrate Nashville

Teens United ran another successful section at Celebrate Nashville this year. International Teen Outreach Pr...

"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." -Malala Yousafzai

These have been difficult times for everyone and for many youth, the challenges of the pandemic have had a li...

Jim Keffer

Jim's Ride

Amy and Jim Keffer are longtime advocates for Oasis. Since 2011, they have donated funds to help provide safe...

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