Academic Youth Programs

Are you looking for a youth program to get your child involved in? Please feel free to explore the following organizations as options of empowerment for you child.

Reach Memphis

REACH Memphis provides opportunities for Memphis students to learn in different environments, explore new places and build lasting connections with individuals throughout the world.

Memphis Ambassadors Program

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is a year-round development program that engages over 400 youth from the seven city council districts in grades 9-12 annually through career and college preparation as well as life-building skills.


BRIDGES helps youth find their voice, experience their power and build positive relationships in order to create strong lives and extraordinary communities.

STS Enterprise

STS Enterprise Corporation is a premier leadership 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Memphis, TN that focuses on the betterment & empowerment of youth and college students.

Junior Achievement

JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

RISE Foundation

RISE (Responsibility.Initiative. Solution. Empowerment.)is a 501(c)(3)organization that seeks to improve the community by providing financial literacy tools and incentives to help families build assets and make better financial choices.


The purpose of the Teen Leaders Club is to strengthen the community by inspiring young leaders in an encouraging and safe environment while dedicating themselves to a healthy Spirit, Mind and Body.

Yowealth Academy

Yowealth Academy is a vocational training center that assists participants in building a bridge from poverty to self-sufficiency through skilled based training and academic tutoring.

Street Ministries

Streets Ministries aims to Engage, Encourage, & Empower undeserved youth in some of Memphis’ toughest neighborhoods through a wide range of educational, athletic, and mentor based programming.

Excel Leadership Scholarship Program

This program is helping develop Christian urban leaders for the city of Memphis. Students earn a partial scholarship to either Christian Brothers University or Union University.