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March is Juvenile Justice Month

See what Hope Academy and Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court are doing to address youth violence in the City of Memphis.

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Better News for Better Hope Newsletter

Hope Academy Newsletter - Winter 2016


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The Romeo and Juliet Project

The Tennessee Shakespeare Company brought a cast of three professional actor-teachers into Hope Academy Language Arts classroom as a pilot program for five sessions June 18-June 25. Students were guided by the actors to live the play’s urgent tragedy of young love amidst rage, to experience its relevant story as a first exposure to Shakespeare as active, rich, rewarding. As the teenaged characters in the play face armed violence, students discover positive actions to them in their own lives in the face of real conflict. Students will recognize dangerous situations within the play and rehearse options for positive outcomes. The play will provide a forum for open discussion about the trials of being a teenager in Memphis. Students will gain comfort from the context of the play and its universality while learning to exercise potentially life-saving decisions-making an experiencing  the power of forethought.


The Romeo and Juliet Project, created and directed by TSC Education Director Stephanie Shine.

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Ice House Entrepreneurship

The Ice House Student Success Program is a student success course that inspires  and engages students with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed academically and in life. Drawing on the early success of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, this program expands upon Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur, by encompassing student success concepts in the context of an entrepreneurial mindset. The program provides for experiential learning beyond the classroom, making connections and building relationships that can support students throughout life.


The curriculum has been developed from the book Who Owns the Ice House: Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur by Clifton Taulbart. The students will learn the skills, attitudes and behaviors that successful entrepreneurs have historically possessed, as well as the issues, circumstances and obstacles that shaped their experience.

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