Bridge Builders #YOUnified2017 Unites Area Youth

Posted by knetzler on Jul 31, 2017

3,000 local students to participate in end-of-summer youth festival at Tiger Lane.

Memphis, TN – On Friday night, Aug. 4, thousands of middle and high school students will converge on Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium’s Tiger Lane for the fifth annual Bridge Builders YOUnified end-of-summer festival. More than 3,000 local youth have already registered for the event.

Designed to unite diverse youth from across the region in a positive and fun environment, the event will include group games, an interactive art project, food trucks, and a community action fair featuring 30 local organizations.

BLDG Memphis’ “Mobile Front Porch” and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will be in attendance to solicit youth input on the city’s Memphis 3.0 comprehensive planning process.

YOUnified will also feature live cultural and musical performances from artists like Marco Pavé, the Grizzline, Hype TM, the Chambers Brothers, and more.

WHAT: Bridge Builders YOUnified youth festival

WHO: Approximately 3,000 Bridge Builders students and other Memphis-area youth

WHEN: Friday, August 4, from 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: Tiger Lane at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Members of the media are invited to attend for photo opportunities and interviews. BRIDGES staff and Bridge Builders students will be made available. Please email BRIDGES Director of Communications Kat Netzler or call 901.260.3714.

To gain access to the event, all media will need to enter Tiger Lane from Southern Ave. and park in the Volunteer/Vendor parking lot. Media representatives are asked to check in outside the East entrance of the Pipkin Building to receive credentials.

We are aware of the current forecast for Friday. This event does not have a rain date. If inclement weather requires cancelation, we will send immediate email announcements and post updated information on BRIDGES’ website and social media outlets.