MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) -
Dozens of men came out to New Sardis Baptist Church in Southeast Memphis to start the 6-week program.
"What we want to do is get these young men back on the path to where they were going before they ran afoul of the law, like you said anything that helps the city grow is a positive for Memphis and Shelby County," said volunteer Leon Gray.
Manhood University brings the city and faith community together to teach men about setting goals, conflict resolution, financial literacy, and landing a job. It offers men another chance to find success.
“Why am I here? Because I’ve made some mistakes in my life and I need another opportunity and not a lot of people are giving second chances to become the man that God created us to be, and this program man, I’ve already been motivated this week,” said participant Avery Hillard.
Gray added they want participants to learn how to put their past behind them and focus on a better future.