Workshops

Saturday, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

We are very excited to have five engaging workshops, which explore how to better support young adults from a number of different angles. These workshops will raise awareness about current efforts and explore what we can be doing as individuals and a community to better support young adults.


From Schools to Careers: Tackling Poverty through Adult Education

  • Robert Montague, Executive Director, Teach 901

  • Meka Egwuekwe, Executive Director, CodeCrew

  • Melody Freeman, Youth Operator - Memphis, Grant Associates

  • Sandra Bray, Project Coordinator, TCAT - GMACW MoveHire

    Moderated by: Sabrina Dawson, Vice - President of Programs, The Collective

The Push for Policies: Fixing Broken Systems

  • Haley Simmons, Policy Director, Seeding Success

  • Josh Spickler, Executive Director, Just City

  • Dorcas Griffin, Director, Shelby County Community Services

  • Rondell Treviño, Founder/Director, The Immigration Project

  • Stacie Hammond, Co-Legal Director, Latino Memphis

    Moderated by: Michael Phillips, Executive Director, Su Casa Family Ministries

The Business Case: Innovation in Employment

  • David Dunavant, Founder, GiveGood

  • Steve Nash, Executive Director, Advance Memphis

  • Emily Brown, Employment Specialist, World Relief

    Moderated by: Regina Ann Campbell, Chief Program Officer, Epicenter

The Church’s Calling: Our Role in Economic Justice

  • Apostle Rickey Floyd, Senior Pastor, Pursuit of God Church

  • Pastor James Kirkwood, Executive Director, Memphis Christians Pastor Network (MCPN)

  • Pastor Jim Harbin, Executive Director, National Urban Ministry

  • Abigail Smith, Program Manager with SOUL

    Moderated by: Daniel Henley, Director of Faith Formation & Engagement, Agape Child & Family Services

More than Mentorship: How to be Allies to our Young Adults

  • Ally Velderman, Director of Camps & Programs, SOS

  • Kelsey Martin, Community Engagement Manager, Advance Memphis

  • Zyanya Cruz, Fellow, The Collective

  • Karen Treas, Placement Officer and Ally, Moore Tech