Kids First!

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Kids First will return to the Discovery Center in 2018. Please stay tuned for more details!


Kids First 2016

Honoring Anita & Mark Pirtle
for their dedication to education and our community


Kids First raises funds so children regardless of physical, cognitive, cultural, or
economic circumstance have access to enrichment programs at Discovery Center. 

Strengthening a family’s potential is the core of Kids First. Tonja Spann and Ray Harrington are loving parents whose only wish is for their kids to be happy and to develop respect for themselves and for others. Without assistance through Kids First, Anthony, Hayden, and Allison would not have access to art explorations that challenge their creativity, science investigations that ignite their curiosity, and social interactions that increase their confidence.

“Anthony, Hayden, and Allison grew so much at Discovery Center camp. Not only were they excited about everything they learned, but we noticed they were more respectful to each other and communicating better.” — Tonja Spann & Ray Harrington, parents

Innovation Sponsors

Dotty Adams

Billie & Joe Little

Creativity Sponsors

Charlotte Gardner

Lana Seivers & Matthew

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Exploration Sponsors

Ashley & Paul Francis


Inspiration Sponsors

Peggy & Ernest Burgess

Julie & Bobby Corcoran

Lara & Steve Daniel

Saraswathi & CK Gowda

Vicki & Nick Lewis

Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club

Amy & Rick Sain

Margaret & Dan Scott


 See the impact of Kids First!