Early Childhood Academy
The University of Memphis, Porter-Leath, and RedZone held a socially-distanced groundbreaking on November 11, 2020, in Orange Mound. The University of Memphis and Porter-Leath are partnering to launch a new, innovative Early Childhood Academy located alongside the Orange Mound neighborhood’s RedZone Ministries. The Academy is designed to help address a critical need for early childhood care in the Memphis community. The site design has been inspired by the community and neighborhood traditions of Orange Mound, and will feature 18 classrooms that will serve nearly 300 local children.