Church leaders called on all Memphis men to welcome students at an Orange Mound elementary school on the first day of the school year. The group attended Dunbar Elementary School to encourage the kids to do their best.
“Too much of the culture downplays education and too much of the music downplays education,” said Bishop Henry Williamson of Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Teaching students to value themselves and their education was the message on day one. The group is pushing to ultimately greet students at 207 schools in Shelby County, including 20 schools that need critical support to raise achievement.