Youth

Feature Story Rufus Sykes cracks a smile as he holds the door open for a customer at the South Memphis Grocery on West Mallory Avenue. Sykes co-owns the corner store with other family members. (Malik Martin)

Corner Stores: A South Memphis love story


Feature Story A toddler at the Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy talks with her teacher. She's part of LENA Grow, which trains early childhood educators to build their students' conversation skills as a way to improve long-term learning success. (Forever Ready)
Feature Story Miss Bluff City 2019, Simone Wilson, poses with North Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs members. Wilson's focus area for her service to the community is working with youth at Boys & Girls club.  (Submitted)

North Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs offer youth cafe, store, and more


Feature Story Edward Bogard, founder of Memphis-based nonprofit shoe manufacturer SoGiv, high fives a student at the three-day teen design charrette benefiting Shelby County Schools. (Demarcus Bowser)
Feature Story The Oasis Appliance store's strategic manager, Dana Driver (R), assists customers in selecting a new washing machine. (A.J. Dugger)
Feature Story Collegiate School of Memphis replaced the roof of Highland Heights Baptist Church main sanctuary this fall. CMS manages the building with the stipulation that the school coexist with the congregation. (Leigh Tatum)

Faith in Action: Sharing space to save historic churches