The RedZone is helping local students reach the end zone, so to speak. These students spent their spring break on college tour. It’s local good news.
These Orange Mound students are still on cloud 9 after a glimpse of their future possibilities.
Santia Brown and Andrew Terry were two of 24 Melrose students that zig-zagged across the state stopping at UT Martin, Austin Peay State University, TSU, and MTSU.
“I liked the touring because we had to experience the college life and how students transition to class, and I liked when we had to walk around campus and learn different parts of the building,” said Brown.
“They were colleges that we could get accepted to and like it wasn’t colleges you go to and maybe you won’t get accepted. It was colleges that was reasonable for us,” said Terry.
The students say the RedZone Ministries College Tour was sort of a miracle, giving them an outside view of other parts of the state and not just Orange Mound.
“Our biggest goal is to provide access and opportunity and exposure, so we specifically, we chose these four schools because getting in them is attainable for our students,” said RedZone Ministries Whitney Williams.
“It’s at the heart of what we want to do as an organization — is to see what Redzone Ministries is already doing and see how their making an impact in the Orange Mound community in helping youth there. What we want to do is come, come alongside what they are doing and support them in any and every way we possibly can. And, it was our blessing to be able to sponsor this college tour,” said Brandon Artiles with My Town Miracles.