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McGavock High School students donate proceeds from a profitable company they started to You Have the Power

McGavock High School Junior Achievement Students Check Presentation

Pictured left to right below: YHTP Founder Andrea Conte, Cristian Duran, Alyssa Selley, D’Arrikya Fields, Destiny Hill, YHTP Executive Director Cathy Gurley, Maria Navarro and Senior Program Manager for TVA Economic Development Jerome Terrell

On Wednesday, May 4, high school students from McGavock High School’s Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee’s Company Program presented YHTP’s Founder Andrea Conte and Executive Director Cathy Gurley with a check in the amount of $450.

The funds were raised when the students developed their own business venture from inception to liquidation to profit as a collaborative project. Volunteer business leaders in the community provided guidance to ensure that the McGavock students learned skills relevant to finding success in future business endeavors.


Said Gurley, “These students are truly special. Most of them have already experienced violence in their young lives, and after attending Mayor Megan Barry’s youth violence summit earlier this year, they decided that they wanted to help other teens in similar situations by sharing the profits from their business. So, they literally searched the Internet and chose us because of the programs we take into the schools about bullying, acquaintance rape and victim impact.”
YHTP congratulates the Junior Achievement students on their performance. We will use the donation to continue developing a powerful curriculum with the focus on behavior modification for at-risk youth in their honor.

This image is courtesy of McGavock High School and may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated for personal use without the written permission of MHS. Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who donated during Big Payback!

High School and College Students Served By YHTP

And to those who give to YHTP throughout the year, you cannot know how very much we appreciate your support. You give us momentum to fine-tune our existing programs and to develop new avenues for reaching a greater audience in our efforts to end violence of any kind!

Thank you for making our 2016 Powerhouse Awards great!

If you were among the number who joined with Andrea Conte and the Board of Directors of You Have The Power in honoring founding board members Judy Steele Bayer, Jody Folk, Ron Samuels, and Steve Turner on Tuesday, April 26, thank you!

Thank you to Mayor Megan Barry for stopping by to praise the work we do regarding teen violence (covered by NewsChannel5).

We appreciate your support, and we further appreciate that you purchased so many of the wonderful “centerpieces” created by our Tennessee artists!

We have a new address!

We are now settled into a new location at:

2401 White Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204

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Our telephone numbers remain the same.

You Have the Power is a driving force for victims of violent crime.

You Have the Power…Know How to Use It, Inc. is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to educate, advocate and empower individuals and communities who are impacted by violent crime. Now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, YHTP was founded in 1993 by former First Lady of Tennessee, Andrea Conte, to advocate for victims and educate the community to prevent violent crime. YHTP raises awareness about crime and justice issues through victim advocacy, community education programs, brochures, and documentaries. Based in Nashville, YHTP is funded through private donations and grants.

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Mayor Barry visits the Annual Walk Off Crime 2015… Extreme Success!

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Book A Safety Presentation With Us!

We’re now available to book for safety trainings! You Have the Power has delivered educational prevention trainings on human trafficking, acquaintance rape, bullying, child sexual abuse, and more to thousands of people all across Tennessee. We would love to host a training presentation for your business, school, civic group, church, or other organization!

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