Shelby County Youth Council

The Shelby County Youth Council gathers youth input and amplifies young voices. This group creates innovative solutions to persistent community challenges identified by both youth and adult county leadership.
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A group of diverse youth gathers together for a photo with Shelby County Mayor, Lee Harris.

Every student counts.

Young people are born with creativity and passion to lead. BRIDGES has worked with thousands of students to unlock that potential and activate new generations of leaders across Memphis.

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*Data from 2022-2023


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students said
their leadership skills improved