Founded in 1989 by Joseph “Pitt” Hyde, the Memphis Challenge coaches high-achieving students of color through leadership and professional development.
Their program serves high school students in grades 9-12 from public, private, independent, charter, and parochial schools across the county. Over the course of 30 years, they have impacted 1,500 youth and young adults. Ninety-seven percent of their Challengers have graduated from top colleges, and 830 are now living and working in Memphis.
This organization is consistently implementing ways to ensure their students have all they need to succeed, academically and professionally. Memphis Challenge's goal is to ensure the region’s most talented students bring their education, expertise, and connections back to Memphis.
Learn more→ http://memphischallenge.org