NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several metropolitan cities are still holding school entirely online, but that’s posed a lot of challenges for families — especially single parents who can’t work from home or can’t help their children while working from home.
One nonprofit in Nashville is doing everything it can to ensure as many children as possible are getting their education.
Chanwnika Sander is a single mother of Tristan, a 4th grader at a KIPP school in Nashville.
“His dad was taken to the … prison system, so he was gone for the majority of Tristan’s life, so I have been the sole support for him since … since he came out,” Sanders said.
She’s not alone. According to Metro Social Services, more than 13% of households in Nashville are run by single mothers, compared to 4% run by fathers.
Helping families out
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