Are you ready to become a leader on important issues in Memphis? Click on an organization below to learn more about it, and make sure to suggest an addition if you know of any we missed!
LET'S INNOVATE THROUGH EDUCATION (LITE)*
Student entrepreneurs are the heart and soul of LITE. Each year LITE selects over 75 aspiring entrepreneurs for a chance to launch an idea and follow a dream.
BRIDGE BUILDERS COLLABORATE*
A year-long leadership program that begins with a week-long conference for students from 7th-12th grade with a focus on leadership development, diversity appreciation, and community action.
GIRLS INC OF MEMPHIS*
Girls Inc. of Memphis has provided girls ages 6 - 18 with quality programming that equips them for successful adulthood.
We mentor underrepresented youth to be tech innovators and leaders through practical, hands-on computer science education programs throughout Memphis.
MEMPHIS DREAM CENTER (MDC)
Exists to serve people, develop leaders, and impact generations with a variety of leadership opportunities to suit your passion
You’ll engage in many different programs and activities to prepare you for the transition to college. These include interactive team-building, project based programs, exploratory experiences, internships, travel to professional events, community service projects and more.
GIRL SCOUTS HEART OF THE SOUTH*
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
THE MEMPHIS CHALLENGE*
Created for high-achieving high school seniors. Includes ACT prep intensives, mock interviews, time management, career assessment, community service and leadership training.
FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES
The Memphis chapter of Facing History welcomes alumni, parents, educators, and members of the community who want to continue these conversations and put their experiences to work. Together we can create powerful dialogue and positive outcomes. For more information about Facing History, contact McKinley Doty at: McKinley_Doty@facinghistory.org
COLLAGE DANCE COLLECTIVE*
Collage Dance Collective works to inspire the growth of ballet by showcasing a repertoire of relevant choreography and world-class dancers representative of our community.
MPLOY is a locally funded initiative administered by MOYS that provides City of Memphis youth ages 14 to 22 with meaningful and rewarding summer experiences. The MPLOY Youth Summer Experience offers various career path options according to the participants’ strengths and interests, including soft skills training, entry-level positions, and internships. Some of the top employers in the Memphis area make this possible by agreeing to serve as Business Partners and Service Providers, offering structured job opportunities for youth for six weeks during the summer months.
GIRLS WHO CODE*
Girls Who Code offers free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world.
MEMPHIS AMBASSORDORS PROGRAM
The program integrates curriculum centered on the community, local businesses, and neighborhood alliances. Memphis Ambassadors participate in community service projects throughout the year as a result of a partnership with area non-profits.
The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
Theatre Memphis an open and safe place to experience live theatre and social interaction as a participant or audience member.
Neighborhood Christian Center
The primary mission of the Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc., is to guide those in need toward stability and sustainability through compassionate, Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING
The program itself is structured as a one week Counselor Training Intensive (CTI) followed by a one week Mentored Field Experience (MFE). (Dates are detailed below.) During the CTI component, participants will develop valuable leadership skills (such as teamwork, communication, and problem solving), learn how to be effective role models, gain insight into youth and adolescent development, and build a repertoire of games, activities, language, and techniques that will enhance their ability to create a safe, positive and fun environment for themselves and for others.
Mid-South Peace & Justice Center
We work to create a world without oppression. We recognize that the roots of oppression run deep systemically and within ourselves. We implement strategies of anti-oppression within every facet of our organizing and within our organization itself.
Jack and Jill Memphis Chapter
Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.
Latino Memphis seeks to ensure that Latinos are on a path to improved health and self-sufficiency. However, the majority of our clients are in extremely vulnerable situations and many who visit El Centro lack sufficient documentation and English language proficiency to access available services, and do not have the knowledge to reach out to alternative resources.
STS Enterprise Corp.
This program is designed creates volunteer opportunities for youth and college students to give back to the Memphis Community.
OUTMemphis empowers, connects, educates and advocates for the LGBT community of the Mid South. OUTMemphis’ fully-engaged community expresses its sense of ownership and belonging by participating in Center programs and services, volunteering, and ongoing financial support.
Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals
MULYP will work to fill a void in the Memphis community by attracting, assisting and supporting the next generation of Memphis leadership to create positive change.