Upcoming Experiences

Experience Date & Time  Location
“Hip Hop & Music” with
Dr. William Hunter
Saturday, Jan. 21st
10:00am – 12:00pm
University of Memphis, University Center
(Fountain View Room)

The main focus of the experience will be to prioritize the interpretation of hip-hop/rap lyrics (lyricism) and the ways it speaks to the youth. An exploration on how hip-hop brings to the light topics such as oppression, violence, identity, culture, power, and activism toward social justice will also serve as a foundational component within the experience. Dr. Hunter is a community voice in the series voices to expose the boys to local community experts, etc.

Experience Date & Time Location
“Civil Rights” Saturday, Feb. 18th
10:00am – 12:00pm
Civil Rights Museum 450
Mulberry St. Memphis, TN 38013

When it comes to civil rights, it’s important not only to learn about historical milestones but also to interpret them in a way that can be applied to today’s challenges. Through multi-sensory and multi-media innovations, historical artifacts and structures, events, the National Civil Rights Museum champions educational programming and offers visitors a full immersion experience. Parents are welcome to attend but must pay own admission fee.

Experience Date & Time  Location
“Memphis Symphony” Sunday, Mar. 19th
2:30pm – 4:30pm
University of Memphis, Scheidt Family
Music Center 3800 Central Ave.

Memphis has a deep history with music, including the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO). We are the largest performing arts institution in the Memphis region, and the orchestra for a myriad of other arts organizations, including Opera Memphis and Ballet Memphis. The experience will feature African-American pianist and UofM professor, Artina McCain. 

Experience  Date &Time  Location
“Theatre & Dance” Saturday, Apr. 15th
10:00am – 12:00pm
University of Memphis, Theatre
Building 3745 Central Ave.

The Department of Theatre & Dance mission is to educate the next generation of theatre artists for successful careers in the performing arts, the entertainment industry and arts education. This experience will begin with a tour that includes a hands-on technical theatre experience then moving to the dance studio to watch a performance and participate in a short dance class.

Experience Date & Time  Location
“Closing the Academic Year” Saturday, May 20th
10:00am – 12:00pm
University of Memphis, University
Center (River Room)

The closing of an academic school year is a time of reflection and celebration. As students prepare to enter High School, participants will be tasked with setting goals that will contribute to success. 

Overview of Past Experiences

  • Inaugural Saturday Experience - Getting to Know You - July 11, 2020
  • Young, Gifted and a Black Boy - July 25, 2020
  • Black Boys Doing Math - August 22, 2020
  • Voices from Our Community with Lowe's CEO, Marvin Ellison - September 19, 2020
  • I Am Every Good Thing a Black Boy Can Be - October 17, 2020
  • Get in Trouble, Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble - November 21, 2020