Our mission is to offer hope to the next generation through Christ’s love. Our vision is to be THE place for peace, purpose, and possibilities for youth. Contemporary Christian Music artist Michael W. Smith founded Rocketown in 1994 with a vision of serving youth that are disconnected from mainstream society. The approach was and still is holistic at it’s core, combining ministerial outreach services with academic and social enrichment programs so that we may nurture the physical, emotional/intellectual, and spiritual health of every young person who comes through our doors. Rocketown as a community of faith is committed to reflecting God’s unconditional love and prevenient grace in relationships of truth, commitment, and authenticity that embrace all people. As a community, we eat, play, pray, and worship together. An understanding of our inter-relatedness as children of God drives the philosophy of ministry at Rocketown. Rocketown has served more than 1,000,000 under-resourced and at-risk youth since its inception through youth development programs, youth arts initiatives, intramural sports and sporting events, youth ministry and outreach programs, and attraction based activities and services like the basketball courts, recording studio, skatepark, gaming center, and live concert venues. Rocketown embraces the concept of being open and available to students during the out-of-school hours to keep youth engaged in activities that keep them out of trouble and safe, engaged and off the streets. These extended hours make Rocketown unique from other youth centers as we are open until 8PM during the week and 11PM on the weekends. We are proud to serve the Nashville Community and consider our location in downtown to be accessible to all MNPS students but also many youth from around the middle Tennessee area. Our doors are open to all who want to attend and most services are FREE.