Opportunity youth are young people who are between the ages of 16 to 24 years old and are disconnected from school and work. Here, you can find a wide variety of educational and work opportunities for this group in the City of Memphis.
Services Career consultation and coaching services for school and work.
Post-secondary education that leads to a national certification and/or degree attainment.
Soft skills training on etiquette, work ethics, team building, communication skills, financial literacy, credit counseling, and time management.
Employment assistance to help navigate relationship conflicts or other life barriers affecting their job.
Contact: Denita Westbrook, TeamWorks Administrative Assistant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 901.323.3600
Address: 3160 Directors Row, Memphis, TN 38131
Services Technical Training Center Logistics Automotive Culinary Welding Information Technology
Cost: $10 (one time fee)
Contact: Jayla Sims, Career Exploration Coordinator email: email@example.com
Address: 44 South Rembert Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Services Bridge Builders CONNECT – Youth Events – Workshops Outcomes & Skills – Stronger relationships through teamwork – Increased empathy and respect for different viewpoints
– Proficiency in active listening
– Finely tuned critical thinking skills
– Tools for transforming and resolving conflict
– Creating positive community change
Contact: Tonya Reece, CONNECT Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 901-260-3774
Address: 477 North Fifth Street
Memphis, TN 38105
Services College & Career Readiness Program Cost: Free
Contact: Call: (901) 441-7910 Email: email@example.com
Address: 2714 Union Ave Ext, Suite 22 Memphis, TN 38112
Services MPLOY 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 Internships
Contact: Candy Munn, Job Developer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (901) 636-6264
Address: 315 S. Hollywood Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Girls, Inc. serves more than 1,600 girls ages 16-18 years old through in-school, after-school and summer programs.
Services Finances Entrepreneurship Sex Education Culinary
Contact: Jasmine Hamar, Executive Assistant Email: email@example.com Phone: (901) 743-8062
Address: 1568 Robin Hood Ln.
Memphis, TN 38111
Services YPC’s quality-over-quantity core programming puts young professionals in conversational settings with top local business leaders, educates members on issues at the forefront of our city’s development, and creates connections among ambitious emerging leaders. CORE PROGRAMMING Corner Office Series: the Corner Office series brings 20-30 YPC members to the C-suite of a Memphis business 4 times annually to meet successful local leaders. YPC Luncheons: A biannual membership luncheons engage the entire membership with lunch, connections with peers, and a keynote or panel discussion addressing a prominent topic in the Memphis conversation.
YP Power Hour
YP Council members network with mid-career leaders to learn more about career navigation, leadership development and personal/professional development through a series of cocktail hour events throughout the year.
Membership Mixers Every summer and holiday season, YPC invites all members, guests, and prospective members to join us at a great local venue for food, drinks, and connections with the young professional community.
YP Council Service Projects
Twice a year, YPC members work together for volunteer opportunities such as helping high school students with college prep and recent grads with resume writing.
Extras & Opportunities
In addition to the scheduled events listed here, YPC members are often invited to special events, meetings, press conferences and other unique opportunities throughout the year to provide access to the business community.
Contact: Delories Williams, Managing Director
Workforce Development Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 901.543.3564
Address: 22 North Front Street Suite 200 | Memphis, TN 38103-2100
Services – Provide learn & earn opportunities
– Support youth with getting college and career ready
– Connect youth to sponsors and mentors to ensure they have access to any needed resources and supports
Contact: Suzanne Crawford, Administrative Director Email: email@example.com Phone: (901) 667-7900
Address: 6000 Briarcrest Ave
Memphis, TN 38120
Services Youth Empowered to Succeed: NCC serves youth, ages 5-18, with the strategic goal of aligning them with the resources needed to enter college or vocational school. Cost: Free
Contact: Brandon Mathis, High School Youth Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Carlos Webster, College & Arts Youth Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Address: 785 Jackson Ave Memphis, TN 38107
Services Dual Enrollment Non-Degree Seeking Returning Students First Time Freshman Cost: Varies
Contact: Phone: 901-333-5000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Macon Campus: 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134 Union Campus: 737 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Services ● Increase access to dual enrollment for high school students
● Build strong relationships with youth
● Expose youth to campus and program offerings
● Women in Aviation
● Partner with City of Memphis MPLOY program Cost: Varies
Contact: Pam Farley, Administrative Assistant Phone: 901-543-6156 Email: email@example.com
Address: 550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Services Coding App development Leadership skills Life skills
Contact: Phone: 815-931-9297 Email: TJ@changeiscollective.org
Services Reengage opportunity youth through programs, including Save Our Sons, Job Corps, and Project Ready. Cost: Free
Contact: Trilby Hawkins, Administrative Assistant Phone: 901.272.2491 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 413 N. Cleveland Street, Memphis, TN 38104