You don't have to have money or talent to make a difference in Memphis. All you need is a little bit of time and the drive to make your community a better place. To get you started, here are five wonderful things you can do to impact Memphis in a positive way.
1. VoteThe most powerful tool you have to bring about change is your vote. Make sure your voice is heard on a local, state, and federal level on election days. If you are not already registered to vote, you may do so in person at the Shelby County Election Commission office, the Department of Safety, the Health Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, any Memphis Public Library, and the Shelby County Clerks offices. Or you can download the voters registration form and mail it in.
2. Organize a Neighborhood WatchA Neighborhood Watch is a great way to help prevent crime and get to know your neighbors both of which will positively impact your community. Check out this step-by-step guide to organizing a neighborhood watch.
CONNECT, matches up children with adult mentors who provide friendship and guidance. With a time commitment of only one hour per week, this is an easy way to make an impact.
Citizens Police Academy.