Here is an update on where we are with AtG's 6th Annual Golf Scramble.
We are doing everything within our power to pray away the rain and the radar is looking pretty promising (most of the rain appears to be heading to the north side of Nashville if current patterns hold). We will...read article >>
April 19, 2011
Tim Leeper Roofing is having a contest on Facebook. It's called the Music City Guitar Tour. They are getting a guitar signed by a lot of famous Nashvillians and then they are going to give the guitar to a non-profit. We could really use this guitar to auction off at on of our fundraising events. You can help us win by going to Tim Leeper Roofing's facebook page and "like" there page. Then post AtG's website...read article >>
April 06, 2011
Below is an expert from Alisa Wilson - Program Director for AtG. She teaches weekly in the Williamson County Jail and this is part of her weekly update. The name has been changed for the privacy of our students.
"Seth" is an inmate who started using Cocaine at the age of 8 with his mother. Yes, while other little boys were going to baseball practice and riding bikes. Seth was learning how to use Cocaine. Seth has spent...read article >>
March 21, 2011
Meredith and I recently spent a week in the Dominican on a fact-finding mission. The purpose of the trip was to see how and if AtG would be able to partner with a feeding program and help provide self-sufficiency training to the villages. We didn't go in with a "we are the Americans to fix all your problems" attitude but asked "how can we help? What do you need?" Both of the villages we went to (Villa Hondito and Los...read article >>
March 14, 2011
In 2010, AtG trained 193 inmates at the Williamson County Jail. With a national recidivism rate of over 21% in the first year, AtG has only had 2 inmates return. The men's class has the largest enrollment since we have started offering classes. With the addition of 10 new men, the current class has 32 men enrolled. Not only are these men receiving weekly training in The 180 Program, several of them have begun meeting nightly for a time of...read article >>
February 18, 2011
We fly out at 6am on Saturday. We fly back home on Friday the 25th.
On Sunday February 20 Exactly one month to the day from my attack; we will be at VALLA HONDITO this is a small village and we need mighty prayer that day. The village is very much under the...read article >>
January 22, 2011
Just wanted to send a quick note and let you know that I am ok and that this event will not slow us down. We will continue to serve people who are seeking to break free from abuse, addiction and negative generational cycles. We thank you for your prayers and continued support of AtG. Below is the link to the interview with WSMV Channel 4.
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November 30, 2010
Click on the link to see this years Christmas Cards.. a package of 12 for only $15. These cards were made by our very own moms and kids of the 180 Program. Please support the 180 Program. For large orders with your very own inserts contact us for pricing.
ATG Xmas cards-lo res.pdf
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November 23, 2010
We would like to wish you and yours an incredible Thanksgiving season.
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November 21, 2010
Against the Grain is very thankful for the opportunity. We were contacted this past week and asked to do an interview on 88.7 Way-Fm...if you missed it you can listed to it at the following link...
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October 31, 2010
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October 10, 2010
A couple of years ago a local youth group started reading a book- Irresistible Revolution. Half way through the book the teens said; we need to do something. Well something they did. JP the youth pastor contacted Against the Grain and asked for a meeting. At that meeting the youth leaders came armed with a yearly calendar and...read article >>
September 21, 2010
Come out an support the kids program of Against the Grain. Tickets are $6 in advance. Even if you don't want to eat... you can donate. The monies raised will be used for the Image Builders program of Against the Grain. Along with mentoring the child...read article >>
May 31, 2010
All are welcome... due to the flooding in May, we will be in the Park this Thursday night for a party. If you have EVER been involved in any way shape or form with AtG through Reach and Teach, 180, Image Builders or Study Buddies please come. Even if you have never been involved and want to learn more...please come... We will start at 6pm with a cook out. Then play catch with the kids, push a youngster on the swing, or go around...read article >>