Students and faculty within the Belmont College of Pharmacy have worked with Preston Taylor Ministries (PTM) for over three years and recently spent a Saturday cleaning the facility and grounds, grading papers and decorating to provide a welcoming environment for the children in West Nashville.
Preston Taylor Ministries was founded in 1998 to confront many of the problems present in the Preston Taylor public housing area in West Nashville. Challenges to children in that community included exposure to drug use, gang involvement, teenage pregnancy, illiteracy, poor school performance and crime. In order to provide hope for children living in this environment, PTM sponsors programs for building life-changing relationships. Staff and volunteers introduce new experiences to children in art, music, dance, language, bible study, nutrition and other areas.