First 8 Memphis plans to serve 30,000 children and their families by 2025

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 15, 2019 4:05 AM CT | Published: November 15, 2019 4:05 AM CT
<strong>Mariah Clayborn learns about words that begin with the letter "I" in Natisha Gaither's&nbsp;<span>pre-kindergarten</span> class at Downtown Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 14. First 8 Memphis officially launched Thursday during a press conference at the school. The nonprofit was formed to financially support and advocate for early childhood programming for children from birth to age 8. </strong>(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Mariah Clayborn learns about words that begin with the letter "I" in Natisha Gaither's pre-kindergarten class at Downtown Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 14. First 8 Memphis officially launched Thursday during a press conference at the school. The nonprofit was formed to financially support and advocate for early childhood programming for children from birth to age 8. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

First 8 Memphis was formed earlier this year to financially support and advocate for more early childhood programming in Shelby County. 

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Omer Yusuf

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Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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