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2023 IMPORTANT DATES “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”– Nora Roberts Greeting Scholars & Parents!! Hope the school year has...
2022 Memphis Business Hall of Fame Award
CELEBRATING 2020 GRADUATES It is supposed to be a time to celebrate and make memories. Family and friends gather to see you reach that milestone. 10 Years down the road, you look back and remember the day you headed to the next grade, finished learning a trade, or...
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Inspiring Conversations with Leshundra Robinson of UCAN of Memphis
Today we’d like to introduce you to Leshundra Robinson.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started UCAN of Memphis with my best friend in 2005. We sat on the bed and pondered “how can we help more youth in expressing their feelings without being intimidated and aggressive?”
Viral video of bullied Australian boy sparks conversation on Mid-South victims
Leshundra Robinson is one woman who is fighting for students’ cries of help to be heard. She co-founded the organization UCAN of Memphis. Her brother committed suicide.
Bullying inside Mid-South schools
“Robinson is the executive director of UCAN, a Memphis bullying prevention initiative. That’s how Robinson met high school senior Denisha Greer, a bullying victim in Shelby County.”
Make a Difference Monday: UCAN of Memphis
“UCAN of Memphis works to address bullying among students here.
Leshundra Robinson and Cordette Hubbard stopped by to talk about the program on Live at 9.”
Students learn financial literacy, bully prevention at UCAN of Memphis
Every Tuesday, as part of our Greater Memphis on a Mission series, we highlight organizations making Memphis better. This week, we caught up with a group that is helping students succeed.
Leshundra Robinson S.O. What! Success Story
“Many nonprofit organizations are born out of need and many are created from painful personal experiences. When I met Leshundra Robinson she asked me to speak at an anti-bullying conference she organized for the nonprofit she co-founded, UCAN of Memphis. I was blown away by her passion and compelled by her story to do more myself.”
Mid-South Hero: Helping youth overcome trauma and adversity with ‘UCAN’
Overcoming trauma and adversity, and helping others do the same, October’s Mid-South Hero has a promise that she intends to keep.
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