To Transform The Office Of Youth Services To Meet The Diverse Needs Of The Total Person And Solve Systemic Challenges That Youth And Young Adults Are Facing In Memphis. With A Deep Commitment To Comprehensive Programs, Creating More Income Streams, Advancing Equality And Healing Trauma, We Bring Together Government Agencies, Private Sector, Faith-Based And Non-Profit Organizations To Build Stronger Families And Strengthen Our Community.
In Collaboration With Community Partners, We Will Be The Premier Youth Services Office That Delivers Best In Class Programs, Provides Exceptional Support And Services And Delivers Measurable Results That Make A Difference In Our Community.
Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP): Program Overview MAP is a year-round development program for youth participants in grades 9-12 that offers engagement with career-readiness and college-preparation skills. The program’s curriculum is based on four core values: Education, Health, Employability, and Civic and Social Responsibility. Ambassadors meet every week to receive support in their transition from high school to post-secondary options, and participate in life skill exercises, such as resume writing, ACT practice sessions, financial literacy workshops, and fitness training. Each summer, Senior Ambassadors receive full-time internships with the City of Memphis in Park Services, Engineering, Libraries, the City Attorney’s Office and more. During enrichment camp for freshmen, sophomore and junior ambassadors, students will: build employment skills, gain cultural exposure, learn about health and wellness, and participate in team-building activities. Click here to learn more information about the Memphis Ambassadors Program
MPLOY Youth Summer Experience (MPLOY): Program Overview
MPLOY is a locally funded initiative administered by MOYS that provides 1,000 City of Memphis youth ages 14 to 22 with meaningful and rewarding summer experiences. The MPLOY Youth Summer Experience offers various career path options according to the participants’ strengths and interests, including soft skills training, entry-level positions, and internships. Some of the top employers in the Memphis area make this possible by agreeing to serve as Business Partners and Service Providers, offering structured job opportunities for youth for six weeks during the summer months.