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About Out Youth Memphis

Our Youth Memphis (OYM) is a Youth Leadership and Empowerment Program with 501c3 status, and a minority-owned nonprofit organization founded in 2012 and incorporated in 2018.

Our mission is to guide Memphis' youth to be effective leaders and compassionate humanitarians as they take charge of their life pursuits.

OYM strives to empower our youth so they may be heard and so they may have a say in the ever-changing structure, stability, and successes of both their lives and the progression of the city that they call home.

With collaboration with entities throughout Shelby County, ​OYM intends to arm our youth and their families with leadership skills, an empowering mindset, workforce training, civic responsibility, financial literacy, and other essential community resources and wrap-around services to assist in the development of our youth and help them transition into adulthood and become effective members of society.

​OYM aims to move Memphis forward by reaching back

into the lives of Memphis’ youth – OUR YOUTH.

​OYM is an all-inclusive youth organization and does not discriminate based on age, color, disability, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Services & Resources
Click the link that refers to the service(s) you need.

If the service does not have a link, please contact us at
901-206-3005 for further assistance. 

OYM Youth Services


After School Activities & Events

Benefit Application Assistance

Bullying Prevention & Intervention

Civic Engagement Activities & Events

Family Engagement

Financial Literacy Education*

Leadership & Development*


School Supplies

Teen Dating Violence Education*

Teen Parent Assistance & Education*

Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Education*

Workforce Development Assistance*

Youth Suicide Prevention & Education*

Youth Resources


Childcare Payment Assistance

Children with Disabilities

Driver's License

Financial Aid Assistance

Health & Nutrition

Job Opportunities

Juvenile Justice


Leadership & Development

Mental Health 


Nutritional Support

Public Transportation - MATA 

Runaway & Homeless Youth

Substance Abuse Programs

Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Teen Parent Education & Assistance

Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Education

Trafficking of Youth

Transition-age Youth

Violence Prevention & Victimization

Youth Suicide Prevention & Intervention

COVID-19 Info & Resources


General Information

LGBTQ+ Assistance (age 25+)

List of Symptoms

Quarantine Essentials Information

Free Community Resources


Clothes Closets Locations

CSA (Utilities) Assistance

Free Condoms Locations

Food Pantries Locations

Public Health Services


Anger Management Counseling

Behavioral Healthcare

Domestic Violence Counseling

Drug Testing

DUI School

Family & Relationship Counseling

Group & Individual Counseling

HIV Testing

Marital Counseling

Mental Healthcare

Peer Counseling

Recovery Support Services

Relapse Prevention Services

Spiritual Support Services

Substance Abuse Program

Suicide Prevention & Intervention

TB Testing

Trauma Counseling






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