LITE Memphis: Closing The Racial Wealth Gap

LITE Memphis equips African-American/Latinx students with 21st-century skills to create wealth.

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Lakethia Glenn, Executive Director of LITE Memphis, who discusses their mission and efforts to equip African American and Latino/a/x students with 21st century skills to create wealth. The organization works with high school students in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee, and helps them launch their dream idea through LITE Memphis’ entrepreneurship curriculum, paid internship matching, business coaching, and career development. During the interview, Lakethia highlights their program and impact, success stories, how they have pivoted during the pandemic, the power of focusing on youth entrepreneurialism, how the community can help, and more.
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