Mission & vision

Our core mission statement and
vision for today's youth


An in-depth look at our outreach programs and initiatives

Strategic  Plan

Detailed strategy and action plan to accomplish the MYC's objectives

President / Chief  Executive  Officer
"Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity"...
Psalms 133

This scripture cannot express the Memphis Youth Coalition any better. Today's youth face dangers and pressures that truly did not exist a mere decade ago. It is imperative that resources are provided to youth and young adults who are at-risk of taking the wrong path in life. We seek to save not only our youth but our future as a community.

It is our desire to unite in the efforts to advance the Kingdom of God through our young people and future leaders.

Barry K. Jackson
Coalition  History
2002 - Barry Jackson launches the Positive Note youth program in the former Memphis City Schools sytem to assist at-risk youth.
2007 - After continued success with Positive Note, the Memphis Youth Coalition is founded to address the growing concerns of youth ages 13-18 in Memphis/Shelby County and the surrounding areas.
2009 - Memphis Youth Coalition partners with the Young Life Memphis ministry to strengthen its efforts to reach at-risk youth and reduce recidivism.
2011 - Memphis Youth Coalition launches The Saviors House of Prayer (S.H.O.P.) outreach program to minister the good news and provide assistance to lost youth and young adults.
2015 - Memphis Youth Coalition partners with the legendary Ardent Studios to provide a recording home for students in the Positive Note outreach program.