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Shelby and Sara at Collegiate's Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn with Collegiate Students

The Collegiate School of Memphis is a private, college preparatory school, providing both middle and high school scholars with the highest quality education within a disciplined and caring environment so that each scholar may fully realize their God-given potential.

In 2008, Collegiate opened its doors to a beaming class of seventh graders in the Highland Heights neighborhood for the first time—and over the years, has grown tremendously to serve grades 6-12.

This period of time, especially high school, can be the most transformative in a young person’s mind, and shepherding them in the right direction is a task that Collegiate doesn’t take lightly. 

The leadership at Collegiate truly loves all levels of the learning process, and understands that educational opportunities extend past the professionals they have on staff.

which bring us to the Lunch and Learn program.

One piece of the Collegiate mission is to prepare scholars for post-secondary success. Lunch and Learn not only exposes students to different career opportunities, but provides a networking avenue for students to connect to leaders and experts in the local community. 

During two 25-minute lunch periods, students shuffle in to hear the speaker of the week, learn about their passions and struggles, and get the opportunity to ask questions. 

What an excellent avenue for students to see their potential after high school AND discover careers they may never have imagined. 

I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at Lunch and Learn alongside the Choose901 Communications Director, Shelby Smith. 

Students were not only eager to learn about the multifaceted marketing world of Choose901, but expressed excitement around the passions they plan to pursue post grad.

“What really made it fun is that fact that the students’ interests are all over the place. You’ve got the doctors and lawyers, but you’ve also got the aspiring dancers, photographers, and the morticians. This school is producing some trailblazers. Who knows what they are capable of.”

A collegiate group in a classroom.
Shelby and Sara, Lunch and Learn at Collegiate

Overall, our experience at Collegiate was fantastic, and we can’t wait to see what these students are capable of.

Upon graduating, scholars are able to tap into their potential even further as members of the Choose901 Alumni program—a cohort of talented individuals that matriculate from Choose901 partner schools. 

Acting as the glue between this group of go-getters and local business opportunities, the Choose901 Alumni team champions these individuals, and equips them with connections to internships and jobs in hopes they keep Memphis on their mind both during and after college. 

Choose901 believes that the future of Memphis is here.

It’s important to pour back into the schools that are molding the minds of tomorrow. 

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