School Aged

School-Aged

Literacy resources for kids in kindergarten through high school. Visit the links below to find the resources that match your needs.

Parents & Families

Resources for parents, new mothers, and caregivers.

Program: STARS

A school-based ministry consisting of a team of dedicated connectors who work one-on-one with children and their families to provide diverse support and services to keep kids in school and ready to learn. Students served in Stars have an overall attendance rates of 90%. There is nearly a 10% growth gains in literacy and proficiency in math, science, and related subjects. There is a significant decrease in office referrals and behavioral issues with children served by Agape.

Contact: 901.323.3600                                                                                                                                                                                      info@agapemeanslove.org

Address: 3160 Directors Row, Memphis, TN 38131

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A center dedicated to help train and place hardworking teens in part-time jobs and graduates in productive career fields including: Culinary, Logistics, Automotive, Welding, and IT. All trainees participate in the Soft Skills courses which enhances skills such as: Interview techniques, Goal setting, Customer service and conflict resolution, Developing resumes and cover letters, Basics of computer skills such as Microsoft Office, Word, and PowerPoint, College preparation, ACT math tutoring, and Literacy tutoring.

Services: Technical Training

Ages: 16-24

Cost: $10/yr

Contact: JaMeko Williams, Director of Career Development                                                                                                                                901.774.3074                                                                                                                                                                                                          jamekow@bgcm.org 

Address: 903 Walker Avenue, 38126

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Program: Adventures With Reading 

An initiative, in partnership with Literacy Mid-south, to promote engaging and interacting practices for reading for children with the goal of reading on grade level.

Service: After School Intervention

Ages: 5-18

Contact: (901) 881-6013                                                                                                                                                                                            ncc@ncclife.org

Address: 785 Jackson Ave Memphis, 38107

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STREETS Ministries, through the love of Jesus Christ, engages, encourages and equips youth to achieve their potential by realizing their God-given purpose.

Contact: Phone: 901.525.7380                                                                                                                                                                          info@streetsministries.org 

Locations:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Downtown
430 Vance Ave.
Memphis, TN 38126
901.525.7380


Graham Heights
1304 N. Graham St.
Memphis, TN 38122
901.525.7380

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 Services:                                                                                                                                                                                       Professional Development                                                                                                                                                         Screenings for characteristics of dyslexia                                                                                                                             Awareness about dyslexia                                                                                                                                                                                     

 Ages: PK-12th grade

 Cost: Varies

 Contact: Gay Landaiche, Director of the Erika Center                                                                                                               Email: glandaiche@bodineschool.org                                                                                                                                         Phone: 901-203-3884

 Address: 2432 Yester Oaks Drive, Germantown, TN 38139

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A pre-apprenticeship pilot program that teaches students various trades such as carpenter, painting, plumbing, sheet metal work, and plumbing. Students will also participate in financial literacy and professional development training.

Services: Vocational – Technical

Ages: 13-18

Cost: Free

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A program to connect with and engage more than 250 “at-risk” youth, grades K – 8th. Youth at the St. Paul location are guided with spiritual direction in a variety of activities and events. 

Services: After school activities, weekly SWITCH (Showing the Way InTo Christ’s Heart), chapel service, cultural enrichment activities, field trips to local museums and other attractions, youth job placement, Camp HOPE (Helping Our Participants Excel) Retreats.

Ages: 5-14

Cost: Free

Contact: Charon Hubbard, Director                                                                                                                                                                                            901-523-2617 

Address: 604 St. Paul Avenue, 38126

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Community Members

Resources for community organizations, businesses, friends, neighbors, and leaders.

Through partnerships with Literacy Mid-South and the Jay Uiberall Foundation, students are improving their reading comprehension and vocabulary in gyms through daily literacy classes.

Services: After School Intervention

Contact: Ginny Windsor                                                                                                                                                                                                    gwindsor@mamsports.org                                                                                                                                                                                                              (901) 744-6261

Address: 6000 Briarcrest Ave
Memphis, TN 38120

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For The Kingdom’s mission is to provide year-round experiences in sports and technology to assist in the development of ALL youth in the 38128 zip code. For The Kingdom also aims to provide daily adventure, homework assistance, mentorship, 100% of their students reading at grade level.

Contact: Deontae Walker, Director of Engagement & Outreach                                                                                                                                                  (901) 383-1802                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deontae@ftkmemphis.com

Address: 4100 Raleigh Millington Rd.
Memphis TN 38128

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Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Online Library                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Book Tables                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interactive Read-Aloud Videos

Ages: 5 – 12 years

Cost: Free

Contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         John Blount, Community Resource Manager                                                                                                                                           jblount@literacymidsouth.org                                                                                                                                                                                                       901-327-6000

Address                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  66 S Cooper Street, 4th Floor                                                                                                                                                                                                            Memphis, TN 38104

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REP supports youth through after-school and summer enrichment programming, mentorship, recreation, cultural engagement and integration, college and career readiness, and more.

Contact: Camela Echols Blackmon, Director                                                                                                                                                                  (901)-500-3844                                                                                                                                                                                                       cam@mifonline.org

Address: 258 North Merton Street. 38112

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A faith-based program teaching basic sight words to second-grade students using methods provided by Team Read.

Services: Volunteer Tutoring

Ages: 7-8 years

Cost: Free

Contact: Jennifer Bailey, Team Read Coordinator                                                                                                                                    jennifer.bailey@hopechurchmemphis.com

Address: 8500 Walnut Grove Road

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A holistic approach is used to teach positive values and behaviors. In most cases, youth are first professionally referred to the Y-CAP program from juvenile court systems, school systems and other professional agencies. They are then engaged in activities that promote positive self-worth, goal-setting, improved behaviors, satisfactory academic performance and community service.

Services: Prevention and Eearly Intervention

Ages: 10 – 16 years

Contact: (901) 746-9411                                                                                                                                                                              emaverick@ymcamemphis.org

Address: 7171 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Cordova, TN 38016

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Service Providers

Service Providers offer organizations and clients educational, medical, mental health resources, and many other services. 

BRIDGES provides students an opportunity to find their voice through unique experiential learning activities that are adventurous, relational and transformative. As a result, participants are empowered to reach across racial and socio-economic divides, are prepared for secondary educational opportunities and careers, and are engaged in civic affairs in their communities.

Services: CONNECT For students in grades 6-12. Participate in one-time events and workshops through Bridge Builders CONNECT programming. This allows students to experience the Bridge Builders program by engaging in meaningful curricula through active, hands-on activities. COLLABORATE For students in grades 7-12. Get ready to explore, bond and transform. Attend a week-long summer conference followed by monthly events throughout the school year. As a Bridge Builder, you will be empowered to apply what you have learned to improve your neighborhoods, schools and communities. CHANGE For select students in grades 9-12. Led by you, for you, this social change initiative provides the training resources and support you need to lead a major community improvement effort in Memphis. Commit 6 to 9 hours each week throughout the year and watch real change unfold.

Contact: 901-452-5600                                                                                                                                                                                                          info@bridgesusa.org

Address: 477 North Fifth Street
Memphis, TN 38105 

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Knowledge Quest operates through our four strategic programs: the KQ Extended Learning Academies, the Family Stability Initiative, the Universal Parenting Place, and Green Leaf Learning Farm (featuring the Jay Uiberall Culinary Academy).

Services: Extended Learning Academies, The Family Stability Initiative, Universal Parenting Place, and Green Leaf Learning Farm

All Ages

Contact: 901.942.1512 or 901.207.3694

Address: 590 Jennette Pl
Memphis, TN 38126

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KROC REACH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
When school’s out, the Kroc is in! From seasonal break camps to fun-filled Summer camps, REACH and Music Fellowship, our Youth Activities, are designed to provide enrichment and variety to keep older kids active outside of school, while they learn, grow and thrive in a nurturing environment that focuses on Christian values.

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AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

»Arts & Crafts

»Devotional Time

»Physical Activity

»Supervised Youth Zone Time

»Study Hall

YOUTH ZONE

We provide a safe space for youth to learn and play. Our staff of professionals work with youth to teach character and encourage growth while allowing for independence and individual time for activities in our interactive and newly renovated Youth Challenge Center.

Ages: 4-12

Contact: 901.729.8007

Address: 800 E Parkway South, Memphis, TN 3810

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