Memphis organization helping students beyond high school

Memphis organization helping students beyond high school

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Many students in Memphis don't believe they have the opportunity to go to college.

Leadership Memphis is hoping to change that by helping 750 students from eight Memphis high schools have a better chance at getting into college.
According to the organization, 6,000 students graduated from Shelby County Schools last year only to stop with a high school diploma.

Leadership Memphis offers a number of programs that help students succeed after high school. The organization is working to raise $75,000 to send 750 students on College and Career Tours this summer and fall.

The tours are for seniors, juniors and hopefully this year even sophomores from Hamilton, Trezevant, East, Melrose, Fairley, Kingsbury, Kirby and George Washington Carver high schools.

They believe those tours are a big part of getting students to college.

Last year Leadership Memphis raised $60,000 and over 500 students visited college campuses, including University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, LeMoyne Owen College, Moore Tech, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Arkansas State University, Rust College, Fisk University, Belmont College, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Jackson State University, and Tulane University.

Click here if you would like to donate to Leadership Memphis.

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