Yes Fund Now!

Tell the Memphis City Council it's time to invest in the futures of Shelby County students by sufficiently funding programs that will increase equity, improve early literacy, raise attendance and graduation rates, and enable more students to pursue college degrees or career training.

Improve Early Literacy Instruction & Support

In Memphis, only 1 in 5 students read on grade level. Students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Our schools need to invest in full-time literacy coaches and identify evidence-based curriculum for highest-needs students. Improving literacy rates will increase economic opportunities for our youth.

Increase Mental Health Resources, Social Workers & Nurses

Our children need nurses in schools to address health issues that lead to chronic absenteeism. Youth in Shelby County have a high rate of adverse childhood experiences. Children who have experienced trauma or stress are unable to focus, learn and absorb new information. 

Promote High School, College, & Career Success

Students who successfully complete the first year of high school on track were 3 to 4 times more likely to graduate on time. By investing in 9th grade success programs, we can increase graduation rates and set up more students for post-secondary success. Every student in the district needs access to a counselor. 

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