September 2018

Program Development Institute: Perfecting Gifts

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by Sharonda Mitchell As a young lady who was greatly inspired through Arts in our Schools and mentored through various summer camps similar to Sing-City; I know the impact of music first hand. Being a native of Memphis, my desire is to use my talents and experience to help kids and teens create a love […]

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Program Development Institute: Young Actors Guild

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by Bonita Iluobe Young Actors Guild is increasingly becoming known as a local treasure that contributes enormously to the creative arts development of young adults in the Greater Memphis community.  YAG was founded by Chrysti Chandler in 1991 to impact, inspire, and engage youth in the arts.  She molded her youthful fantasies, played out to […]

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MMI Works Externship 2018: Student reflections on South Africa

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These reflections were first published in The Commercial Appeal on September 2, 2018.  Formation, resistance, restitution by Allyson Smith Waking up this past Fourth of July was one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking days of my life. Usually, I would be barbecuing outside with the family, socializing, and seeing cousins I haven’t seen in […]

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Creating new narratives: MMI Works in South Africa

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by Lucie Thompson This summer, I was privileged to accompany five high school students from our MMI Works Intern program to South Africa. They were selected for the Externship to South Africa based on their participation and growth within the MMI Works program.  MMI Works offers paid summertime internships to young people at various Memphis […]

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