Memphis – Classic College Fair

  ANNUAL COLLEGE FAIR The Southern Heritage Classic College Fair is swiftly approaching! A historic and fun-filled weekend in the Mid-South, the Office of Youth Services also sees Southern Heritage Classic Weekend as an opportunity to provide exposure and postsecondary options to Memphis youth. Last year, more than 4,000 attendees attended the College Fair to receive information on various educational […]

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Memphis Grizzlies’ Tony Allen Team Up With Shelby County Schools Attendance Awareness Campaign

This morning, parents of Shelby County school were awaken by a phone call from The Grindfather. Social media was filled with tweets and posts by parents wondering why SCS was calling so early. The Memphis Grizzlies, Shelby County Schools, Achievement School District, Shelby County District Attorney and Seeding Success are partnering to launch a county-wide attendance awareness campaign to help […]

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[Pics] Drumma Boy’s DREAM Summit Recap

This past Saturday,  I attended the DREAM Summit hosted by DrumSquad Foundation.  The Drum Squad in cooperation with Shelby County Schools, hosted the 3rd Annual (first in Memphis) Drumma’s Education, Arts, and Music (DREAM) Summit and Student Business Plan Competition for at-risk Memphis youth ages 12 to 17. The event took place at University of Memphis’ FedEx Institute of Technology—The Zone. […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Commencement Address In Nashville, TN

Mrs. Obama spoke for 22 minutes to the graduates of Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School on Saturday in her only high school commencement address this year. The ceremony took place in the gymnasium of nearby Tennessee State University. “My message to all of you today is this: Do not waste a minute living someone else’s dream,” she […]

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