Inspiring and Developing Future Memphis Leaders

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Alumni

Inspiring and Developing Future Memphis Leaders

Memphis Challenge Alumni

Over the course of 30 years, we have impacted 1,500 youth and young adults. Ninety-seven percent of our Challengers have graduated from top colleges, and 830 are now living and working in Memphis. 55% of Memphis Challenge alums have returned to enrich Memphis as artists, authors, attorneys, business professionals, consultants, educators, elected officials, entrepreneurs, health care professionals, information technology experts, non-profit executives, and communications professionals.

“Memphis Challenge is such an important program to develop and retain young African Americans in Memphis. As a high school student, I was able to participate in ACT training and summer internships, building a network that I still use today. The success of Memphis Challenge alumni really highlights the importance of investing in young people to build a better Memphis.”

– Tennessee State Senator, 29th District
White Station ’02, Washington University ’06, St. Louis University School of Law ’09 Tennessee State Representative

2019-01-15T12:55:43+00:00
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“Memphis Challenge exposed me to the type of rigor that I now rely on in my career. From immersions in leadership and professional development to aiding in deeper levels of social awareness, MC helped shape me into who I am today.”

– Aeron Glover
Whitehaven ’07, UT Knoxville ’11
Process Specialist at Google

2019-01-15T12:52:47+00:00
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“Memphis Challenge has aided in my continuous journey for higher levels of Success. MC has provided a network and resources that cannot be measured. These resources include peers who have goals similar to mine, mentors and advocates. My success is and will continue to be undeniably tied to Memphis Challenge.”

– Brodrick Stigall
Hamilton ’06, UT Knoxville ’11, Georgia Tech ’18 Human Centered Computing Ph.D. Student at Clemson University

2019-01-15T12:57:15+00:00
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“MC gave me a perspective on the equality, and the inequality of educational backgrounds in Memphis – and now the program affords me the opportunity to give back as a board member.”

– Dr. Otis Anderson, III
White Station ’94, Dillard University ’98, UT College of Medicine ’05, Psychiatry Practice, ’11
 MC Board Member

2019-01-15T12:27:20+00:00
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