Youth & Education

Feature Story Ridgeway Cougars helmets rest in the grass during practice. (Malik Martin)

In Photos: Practice makes perfect


Feature Story Moziah Bridges launched his business, Mo's Bows, at the age of nine. He's now 17 with a booming business, international attention and a first book. His next step? High school graduation in 2020. (Mo's Bows)
Feature Story School nurse Patricia McCraw prepares medication for a student at A.B. Hill Elementary. McCraw is part of a school nurse pilot program facilitated by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Shelby County Schools and Urban Child Institute. (Cat Evans)

Can nurses keep kids in class? Pilot program seeks answer


Feature Story A Wheel of Fortune-style presentation revealed The Collective's new name, The Collective Blueprint, at their unveiling event on October 16. (Brandi Hunter)

The Collective rebrands with new name, expanded vision


Feature Story Yancy Villa-Calvo and Brandon Zuber (left) discuss design elements on a working draft of the mural that will be installed on the side of Whitten Brothers Hardware in Orange Mound. (A.J. Dugger)

Teens installing Orange Mound mural with focus on history and future


Feature Story Juan Antonio Hernandez, owner of El Nuevo Mercadito, poses with his wife, Norma Mendoza, at the restaurant's counter. El Nuevo Mercadito is a Mexican restaurant located inside the El Mercadito de Memphis in Hickory Hill. (A.J. Dugger)
Feature Story L to R: Kinyah Bean, Valerie Braddock and Demetrius Braddock Jr. Bean is the owner of B Chill Lemonade, located inside the former Hickory Ridge Mall. (A.J. Dugger III)

10-year-old CEO takes lemonade to the next level


Feature Story Members of the Playback Memphis Youth Ensemble gave their first performance at the second annual Frayser Matters event. (Playback Memphis)

Playback Memphis debuts Frayser youth theater ensemble


Feature Story Youth pose for a picture at the Hero Empowerment Center. The center was formally an old arcade that Heal the Hood Foundation transformed into a teen center. (Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis)
Feature Story The new Power Center Academy Elementary School serves grades K-5 from the Mendenhall Square Shopping Center. (Gestalt Community Schools)

Gestalt expands charter schools efforts in Hickory Hill


Feature Story Fifth-grade scholars cheer on K-2 scholars as they head into their Friday Community Meeting. Gonzalo Munguia Lopez Jr. (center, left) and Yoselin Garcia (center, right) share an excited smile. (Cat Evans)
Feature Story (L to R) Hickory Hill Community Center's assistant director, Danae Lawrence, her daughter and center volunteer, Mya Brady, and center director, Adrianna Moore pose in the center's lobby. (A.J. Dugger III)
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Feature Story Two kindergarten students introduce their class song to the audience of Treadwell Elementary School as part of a Hispanic History Month celebration. (Renier Otto)
Feature Story Members of the Mitchell Heights Neighborhood Association were presented with the 2019 Tennessee Governor's Award for Environmental Stewardship by Governor Bill Lee (center) in Nashville on August 1. (TN Green Gov)
Feature Story Young scholars at Ready, Set, Grow Learning Academy wait patiently to begin their art lesson. (Ziggy Mack)

STEAM-focused early childhood center is ready, set to grow


Feature Story Stephanie Parker-Bradley and her daughter, Faith Bradley, celebrate after completing The Hagar Center 5K Fun Run. (Ashlei Williams)