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Thank you for your interest in participating in the NEXUS Class of 2019. With each protégé, our goal remains to encourage and equip the next generation of community leaders through mentor coaching and teaching. The application process is closed for the NEXUS Class of 2019. Information will be sent to those applicants accepted later this summer. For any questions contact or 901-531-6171.

The mission of NEXUS is to encourage and equip the next generation of leaders for Memphis through proven mentoring, teaching, and service. To the best of your ability, can you commit yourself to the following expectations to ensure your leadership development in the upcoming NEXUS Class of 2019.

To attend the Opening Retreat on August 25, 2018; 8:30am-4:30pm
To fulfill the $500 Tuition Fee
To complete the assigned curriculum. (including books, articles, TED Talks, etc.)
To meet individually once per month with your Mentor/Protégé
To complete one Service Project organized and agreed upon by the NEXUS Class. (3-4 hour commitment)
To attend at least seven of the nine Thursday evening speaker sessions.

Each session begins with dinner at 5:30pm and ends promptly at 8pm.

The session dates are as follows:

  • September 6, 2018
  • October 4, 2018
  • November 1, 2018
  • December 6, 2018
  • January 3, 2019
  • February 2, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • April 4, 2019
  • May 2, 2019
Yes, at this time my schedule allows for my availably of the above requirements.Not at this time

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