With sustained excellence, LEAD provides college-preparatory education for all students in our care, from middle school through 12th grade.

“I choose to invest my time and dollars in LEAD because it matters that ALL children in Nashville are given the opportunity to have a great education to get them ready for life. By donating, my dollars go where it matters, toward quality teachers, a leadership team I believe in, and an environment of respect and responsibility.”

Don Taylor, LEAD Board of Directors


in ACT scores for economically disadvantaged students in traditional and charter MNPS schools.


of LEAD Academy seniors have earned acceptance to college for six consecutive years.


LEAD Neely’s Bend is #1 in the Achievement School District for middle school academic growth.

At LEAD, we offer free college preparatory education to all Nashville students no matter their background or zip code. LEAD is the only Charter Operator in Nashville that has been tapped by both the state and district as a partner to turn around low-performing zoned neighborhood schools.

We believe every child deserves the opportunity to follow their dreams. We rely on donations from our generous community to provide extra support to our teachers and students that go above and beyond what students would receive in a traditional school.

To schedule a tour and learn more information about ways to support LEAD Public Schools, please contact Dwayne Tucker at

Checks should be made payable to LEAD Public Schools and sent to:

LEAD Public Schools
Attention: Nest Development Office
2835 Brick Church Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37207

Your donation helps us…

  • Invest in school leadership development for transformative change
  • Provide one-on-one college counseling to every senior to help them make the best decision for their future
  • Ensure students have the opportunity to visit college campuses, receive critical ACT training
  • Cover the cost of in-classroom technology like laptops and curriculum software


We always welcome volunteers from the community to invest in our kids’ lives and make a direct impact through mentorship. Positive adult role-models are encouraged to volunteer at the following:

  • Academic Showcases
  • Career Fairs
  • Extracurricular Fun Events
  • Mock Interviews
  • Student Led Conferences

Each school has individual volunteer opportunities as well. Please contact Christine Harris at to learn more.

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