Opportunity Youth Report

Nationally, there are 5.25 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor employed. These youth are known as “Opportunity Youth,” as they represent untapped potential for the future workforce needs of the United States.

While opportunity youth face many barriers to reengaging with education and employment opportunities, they remain hopeful that they can achieve their academic and career goals.

To learn more about Opportunity Youth in Memphis and Shelby County and ways to ….

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Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy grand opening!

Porter-Leath opened its newest Early Childhood Academy earlier this month located at 628 Alice Ave.

The new, state-of-the-art school will house more than 200 students in 16 classrooms.

Seeding Success visited during the grand opening. See the new building below.

To learn more about Porter-Leah, visit their website at porter-leath.org.


Communities in Schools: Aspire Coleman site visit

CISTN Aspire Coleman site visit

Communities In Schools of Tennessee at Memphis serves nearly 10,000 students in 20 schools within the Achievement School District and Shelby County Schools. Using a #continuousimprovement model, CISTN helps support struggling students and their families with wrap-around, direct intervention services.

CISTN and Aspire Coleman School opened its doors to visitors interested in learning more about the CISTN model.

To learn more about Communities in Schools, visit their website athttp://www.cistn.org/memphis


Dialing for Students: Celebrity Night

Local “celebrities” will take time next week to help raise awareness of the importance of regular school attendance as part of a week-long, community wide effort to help decrease chronic absenteeism throughout Shelby County.

More than 20 elected officials, television personalities, athletes and distinguished community members will gather together at the Shelby County Schools Parent Welcome Center on Monday, July 25, to call on households with school-aged children to discuss the consequences of school absences and help address any barriers or ….

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