Education


ACT Summer Prep Intensive

The Teen Service’s College and Career Readiness team is hosting an ACT Summer Prep Intensive at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library.

You must visit www.memphislibrary.org, click on the tile labeled “ACT Summer Prep Intensive” to begin the application process and register.

During this eleven session summer series, learn test-taking strategies, calculator shortcuts, and more! Registration will be open during the month of May. Please be sure to register for the event as seating is limited. Session drop-ins are welcome, if space is available. Keep in mind space may not be available for drop-ins during any given session. Availability for drop-ins is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students are encouraged to bring their own calculators. A small number of calculators will be available for in-class use for students that do not own one.

DATES AND TIMES
The free sessions will be from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library in Room L-56 on:

June 22, 2019
June 29, 2019
July 13, 2019
July 20, 2019
July 27, 2019
August 3, 2019
August 10, 2019
August 17, 2019
August 24, 2019
August 31, 2019
September 7, 2019

*Light refreshments will be served or participants may bring their own lunch.

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LOCAL and FREE : 2019 ACT Prep Session #Memphis

MOOLAH TEMPLE NO. 54, MOOLAH COURT NO. 22 & DELTA MU CHAPTER, PHI DELTA KAPPA, INC.

Open slots for 200 students for all youths in the surrounding areas which includes Arkansas and Mississippi.  Please be sure to fill out the attached registration form.

2019 Saturdays “Prep for Success Workshops” at Melrose High School located 2870 Deadrick Avenue. Each student will have an opportunity to review the four (4) basic content areas that are covered on the test. They will build their test taking skills and they will participate in a “mock” test under strict test conditions. Answers will be scored and given to the student so they may assess their strengths and weakness prior to taking the official ACT test. Please note: the first official 2019 ACT test will be Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Grades 9-12.  These three (3) sessions are free and comes with a free continental breakfast and lunch which will be served to participating students at each session.

For further information, please contact Marsha Woodall (901) 596-1044 or Cecilia Showers (901) 218-5676. You can also send an email to cecilia.showers@yahoo.com.

Time: 9:00 am until 1:00 pm (Registration 08:15 am)

Location: Melrose High School, 2870 Deadrick Avenue
Click here: 2019 act registration form

Alpha Eta Zeta- DOVE Foundation, Inc. is hosting a free ACT Prep workshop on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Fairley High School from 8:30 am – 1 pm, with food provided.

Register here: www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849ada822a0f49-actworkshop

 

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BGC is for ALL girls ages 7-17 and exists to bring awareness to the under-representation of women of color in STEM. Workshops are $35 and there are scholarships available and opportunities to sponsor girls.  Please see information below!
Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience where girls will learn about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere. They will combine hands-on activities using Lego WeDo/NXT kits with live demonstrations from area robotics organizations where the girls will interact with sophisticated robots, and learn real-world/business applications and use for robotics. **Bonus – girls will receive the new Engineering Barbie as a result of one of the newest partnerships between BGC and Mattel!
 
This class is intended for any and all girls ages 7-17.
Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM.
Participants do not need to bring their own laptops. Lunch will be provided.
Workshop Location: Memphis Business Academy, Main Campus
3306 Overton Crossing St., Memphis, TN 38127
 
 
Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here: http://bit.ly/BGCScholarships 
Once you register for this event, parents should complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html
 
Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up here http://bit.ly/bgcmempvol18 and please complete our general Volunteer Registration Form, here http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html.

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VOLUNTEER!

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents

the First Memphis Literary Arts Festival

Founded and presented by the Center for Southern Literary Arts (southernliteraryarts.org), the first annual Memphis Literary Arts Festival (memphisliteraryartsfestival.org) will take place June 16, 2018 and strives to be a world-class festival celebrating storytelling and the city’s unique arts, culture, and historical legacies. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a street fair, musical performances, and literary work from a broad cross-section of storytellers. #MLAF is proud to make its home in the historic Edge District, an intersection of industry and culture since the city’s earliest days. By featuring renowned, award-winning authors from across the globe alongside exceptional local writers, artists, and civic leaders, we celebrate the stories of those folks most marginalized by region, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or citizenship.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

 

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents Dinner

at the Hibiscus Salon

The Center for Southern Literary Arts annual benefit, Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon, takes place this year at Premiere Palace Ballroom, 629 Monroe AvenueJune 15, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The evening features a special four-course dinner and cocktails designed by renowned Chef D. Arthur, a performance by Americana star Adia Victoria, a reading from award-winning southern writer Kiese Laymon, and work from acclaimed documentary photographer Andrea Morales. Individual General Admission tickets are $85, and individual VIP tickets, which include access to the author reception on June 16th, are $250. Tables of eight are available for $1,000. Sponsorships are available; contact admin AT southernliteraryarts DOT org. for more information. The dinner benefits all CSLA programming, including the Lyceum Mainstage, youth writing workshops, and The Tiny Temple Reading Series.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

Buy tickets here.

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Community Bank will host a credit workshop on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Davis YMCA 4727 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116
 
Community Bank Credit Professionals will teach about a variety of topics, including managing your money, building your credit and protecting your identity.

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