A Better Mid-South: Expanding horizons

A Better Mid-South: Expanding horizons

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

We know a number of students who attend Shelby County Schools do not have the funds or resources to visit colleges or universities.

Forty-four percent of Shelby County School students who graduated in 2014 did not continue their education. That's nearly 6,000 students. That's why a recent fund drive caught my attention.

It's called the Expanding Horizons College and Career Tours.

This effort is being led by Leadership Memphis and the goal is to raise $50,000 to take 400 Shelby County high school students on local and regional college and career tours this summer.

The donations being raised are being matched by the Turley Family Foundation.

If you want to take action on this important effort, go to Facebook and like my page,

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Providing a leg up for students to pursue education after high school will make this A Better Mid-South.

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