The young adult population represents the next generation of community, business, and political leaders.

It is imperative that they are equipped with the skills and supports that they need today in order to guide Memphis forward tomorrow. The Collective advances a community framework that reflects the personal and economic aspirations of the city’s young populace. We:

  • Establish career pathways for young adults that will put them on track toward a living wage.

  • Educate and advocate on behalf of young adults so that equitable policies and programs can be revised or established to meet their needs and more effectively mitigate barriers to economic mobility and personal growth.

  • Work to build community, facilitate connections, and shift mindsets in order to bring about systemic change that will enable young adults to identify, pursue, and achieve their life goals.