Memphis Youth Academy in March 2021

By |2021-05-18T07:35:27-06:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Memphis Youth Academy|

Here at Memphis Academy we had our own March Madness Activities. On March 12th, we had the residents from the Tiger’s Hall play against the residents on Vol’s Hall. The week began by hyping each side to see who would win the game. The weather was great, sunny and warm, and the game began. The battle [...]

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Memphis Youth Academy in February 2021

By |2021-05-18T08:08:53-06:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Memphis Youth Academy|

We have been celebrating Black History Month with various campus wide activities. The month began with Ms. Mullen bringing some youth up to the conference room to eat a meal together. This was a reward for youth that have gone from having some serious incidents down to zero within a month. On February 10th, Memphis Youth [...]

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Memphis Youth Academy in January 2021

By |2021-05-18T08:06:31-06:00January 17th, 2021|Categories: Memphis Youth Academy|

January is Poverty Awareness Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in America. “Today, there are 46.7 million Americans living in poverty - a total population greater than Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska combined” (US Census Bureau, 2010). If that’s not [...]

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Memphis Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:28:45-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Memphis Youth Academy|

We kicked off Free to Be Me with a celebratory lunch! The lunch included hamburgers, hot dogs, smoked sausages, spaghetti, baked beans, a variety of hot wings, watermelon and sodas. After lunch the young men watched movies and engaged in an NBA2K Tournament. Due to COVID-19, the young men were not able to have their annual [...]

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Memphis Youth Academy in July 2020

By |2020-10-02T08:17:21-06:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Memphis Youth Academy|

The Memphis Youth Academy residents celebrated individuals with disabilities. The residents learned that many people with disabilities are successful people. A great example of this is Nick Vujicic, who was born with no arms or legs, but he encourages people to not give up! Also, the residents and staff had an amazing time celebrating Juneteenth! The [...]

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Memphis Youth Academy in May 2020

By |2020-10-02T09:30:34-06:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Memphis Youth Academy|

Everyone was excited for the anticipated Basketball Tournament; staff vs. youth. The youth were ready to compete! To add to the excitement, we were surprised with a visit from none other than “J-Man” Palmer from the semi-pro league, The Tropics. Although it has been a long time since he graced the courts, he did make a [...]

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