At Mid Tenn Motorcycle Education Center, nationally certified instructors impart the secrets to safe and street-legal riding. Through their basic courses, students step in on Saturday and leave on Sunday with the comprehensive knowledge and skills to bypass the written and driving portions of the state licensing test. The instructors spread tutelage across 5 classroom hours and 10 hours of on-cycle instruction. More advanced students can dip into one-day, six-hour experienced-rider courses to practice precision handling, advanced braking, and dodging squirrels. The school also hosts women-only classes that teach terminology and skills free of testosterone-induced wheelie popping.
The Smyrna High FCCLA is a local branch of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Located at Smyrna High School, the Smyrna High FCCLA embodies the school’s pursuit of excellence within the FCCLA framework, which focuses on developing strong families. Youth within the organization learn about leadership, careers, and societal issues to prepare them to live productive adult lives. Its family- and consumer-sciences programs highlight the roles youth will take on throughout life, including as family members, wage earners, and community leaders.
Mitchel Loveless teaches at sporting-clay venues such as Nashville Gun Club.
Mr. Loveless supplies rental shotguns, boxes of shells, and targets.
At a Glance
In 2010, Mitchel Loveless II became the youngest person ever inducted into the Tennessee State Trapshooting Association's Hall of Fame. A crowning achievement to be sure, but Mr. Loveless was already accustomed to awards. He started shooting trap at the age of 10, and he placed in or won dozens of shooting competitions for years after that. Even his gun is experienced. Mr. Loveless has used his Kolar combo shotgun to fire more than 250 rounds to date.
Strike an E-chord on an electric guitar, and something magical happens. The amp fills the performance space with sound, and with each growing decibel comes a sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, and power. That's exactly what students feel when they step into one of Youth Empowerment Through Arts & Humanities's programs.
The nonprofit's founders, music instructors, and helpful volunteers all believe that the benefits of music go beyond just learning to play a song. The skills translate to all aspects of life. With that in mind, the musical instructors lead a year-round rock-band program as well as rock camps for kids aged 10?17. The programs provide an alternative to traditional high-school band, incorporate performance opportunities, and allow kids to come up with really cool rock-star names.
At Kerry's Scuba Dive and Travel, Kerry Johnson and a team of PADI-certified dive instructors teach open-water courses and lead exhilarating dives while traveling to exotic locales that are rich with underwater wildlife and reefs. Beginning divers can try the discover scuba, where they learn about the equipment before getting used to breathing with the tank in shallow water. Other specialty courses deepen underwater adventures and arm explorers with the know-how to safely and comfortably navigate underwater passageways.
What inspired you (or the owner) to start or run this business?
[My] vision in founding CNH was to introduce the joy of horsemanship to people from all walks of life despite skill level or experience.
What is your most popular offering?
[The] Path of the Horseman curriculum-based horsemanship program. [Students] learn all there is to know about horses.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Witnessing the connection between man and horse.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
Tears of joy.