BrightStone works to raise a final million of $20 million campus for adults with special needs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – The Franklin-based non-profit BrightStone is working to raise the final million dollars of a $20 million goal for its new Land of Dreams, a 144-acre campus where adults with special needs can live full-time, while learning life skills and working together.

For more than 20 years the program for adults with autism, brain injuries, and other intellectual challenges has learned computer and life skills, nutrition and exercise classes, and arts and crafts, which they create and sell to help support BrightStone’s mission.

The first phase of the Land of Dreams project opened November 2022.

Two residential homes are currently under construction.

Future plans for the campus include an equestrian center, gym, and a chapel.

On Thursday, a BrightStone student taught News4 evening anchor Tracy Kornet how to box brownies, as part of a video project to help share BrightStone’s story with the community.

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