The Memphis Lift Parent Institute is excited to announce that they will be celebrating National School Choice Week (January 26-February 1, 2020) with a special spotlight event!
The event will feature a special movie screening of Miss Virginia and will be hosted at National Civil Rights Museum Hooks Hyde Hall. Families, students, council members, clergy and community members are welcome to attend! Hailed as a “must-see” movie by USA Today, the film follows a struggling inner-city mother who sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. Unwilling to allow him to stay in a dangerous school, she launches a movement that could save his future—and that of thousands like him.
We educate, engage and empower parents. Here’s how: PUBLIC ADVOCATE FELLOWSHIP educates parents and grandparents about the state of public education, the performance of our schools and the school choices you have. This knowledge empowers Fellowship graduates to use their voices to demand a high quality education for their children. SURGE PARENT OUTREACH TEAM organizes and mobilizes. We go out into the community and knock on doors to build relationships. We welcome the community to join us for Memphis Mondays, Speaker Series, Book Club and Gladiator Training. We bring together hundreds of parents to attend meetings and protests so our voices are heard in a productive, organized and powerful way. CHOICE COUNSELING guides parents and grandparents through the process of choosing the best school for their children. It provides help to find a better school if your child is attending a low-performing school. We also provide guidance and support if your child is attending a good school but having issues such as lack of respect or safety. ALL SERVICES ARE FREE
For more information please visit The Memphis Lift FREE Movie Night: Miss Virginia
Our vision is simple but bold: every student in South Carolina, no matter their zip code, deserves the opportunity of a high-quality education that helps them reach their full potential. We seek to build a strong coalition of diverse community organizations, policymakers, business and religious leaders, students, parents, educators and other South Carolina citizens who are interested in working together to dramatically expand opportunity and options for students in our state.
Started in 2011, National School Choice Week (NSCW) is the world’s largest annual education-related celebration. As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, NSCW shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country. From January 26 through February 1, 2020, more than 50,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the Week.
During NSCW, schools across America celebrate the challenging, motivating, and effective education they provide to students. At the same time, parents use the week to learn more about the education options available to their children, in advance of the upcoming school year.
"Shining a spotlight on effective educational options for every child"