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 brief appearance! Both teams came at it with their A-game and it was close, but the youth won 69-60. It was a great game, great weather and great teamwork. 

Several days after the basketball tournament, we were faced with a different challenge that many across the nation face – the COVID-19 virus. Our Pandemic Plan was implemented as we addressed new and arising situations on a daily basis. In 48 hours, we went from one to four cases, and with the assistance of our corporate team, addressed our needs and were able to test all of our staff and youth. Through it all, we have become more knowledgeable about the virus and the character of our dedicated staff and support team shine through!

Memphis Youth Academy is a 48-bed residential treatment center for boys ages 13 to 18 years old. The center provides a vast array of programs in categories of Counseling, Education, Clinical and Medical services. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Memphis Youth Academy at 901-531-1950 or visit youthopportunity.com/locations/memphis-academy-memphis-tennessee