FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marie Lapointe
Traveling Stories Says Farewell to its Nashville Program
(SAN DIEGO, CA. – July 11, 2019) — Traveling Stories announces the closure of its Nashville program.
Our Nashville StoryTent Founder, Nathan Fields, has decided to close his weekly StoryTent program. The StoryTent was in the middle of its third year of existence. Last year the Nashville StoryTent impacted 500 children. To get to know the Nashville StoryTent better, check out their Instagram.
Fields has done an amazing job of representing Traveling Stories and using the StoryTent model to help kids fall in love with reading. However, as a full time middle school teacher and father of four, Fields said he lacked the time or resources needed to continue operating the program at the standard that both he and Traveling Stories expects.
Fields has cultivated a relationship with United Way in Nashville and is in meetings with them about licensing options. The Nashville program helped Traveling Stories develop training materials and program policies which has set the foundation for its current StoryTent social enterprise licensing model.
“It has been an incredible honor to partner with Nathan these past three years. I’m inspired by all that he accomplished and I know without a doubt that he made a lifelong difference in kids’ lives,” says Traveling Stories CEO Emily Moberly.
Traveling Stories is a 501(c)3 nonprofit empowering kids to outsmart poverty by falling in love with reading by the 4th grade founded in 2010 by San Diego native Emily Moberly. To learn more about Traveling Stories and its programs visit travelingstories.org.