Modern, Mature and Motivated (M3) is how we define our leadership program for dynamic, active senior adults 50 and older. Our M3 Leadership program began in 2008 and is made up of retired or semi-retired adults who wish to learn more about their community and become more involved in making the Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory and City Side community a better place to live.

Program Expectations

Participants are expected to attend orientation, a one-day retreat and program days August through December that are intended to enhance community awareness and participate on a class project. The topics of program days include history, diversity, volunteering, government, transportation, culture, faith, criminal justice and transportation.

Working with the M3 Projects Chair, each class will complete a community project. Some examples of past projects include working shows at the Larry Keeton Theatre at FiftyForward Donelson Station, volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank and cleaning signs at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.

M3 Leadership Class members are encouraged to volunteer in their community.

Program Objectives

  • Assure that all participants are seen and heard in equal ways
  • Explore new volunteer opportunities
  • Learn more about the community
  • Discover personal leadership skills
  • Experience the value of relationships
  • Share your knowledge
  • Help our community grow
  • Identify community needs and wants
  • Promote community identity
  • Rejuvenate your life

To participate in this program, complete the application and follow the application guidelines.