Students from the School-Age Academy

Knowledge Quest (KQ) is a nonprofit organization that has actively promoted youth and community development in South Memphis for over seventeen years. The organization serves youth primarily residing in the 38126 and 38106 zip codes of Memphis, TN from three sites within a 2-mile corridor along Walker Avenue known as the "Knowledge Quest Kids Zone."  At KQ, we are most known for our promotion of academic excellence in after-school settings among youth grades Pre-K through 12 through a 'cradle to career' continuum methodology. We operate through four strategic programs: the KQ Extended Learning Academies, the Family Stability Initiative, the Universal Parenting Place, and Green Leaf Learning Farm (featuring the Jay Uiberall Culinary Academy). Today, KQ stands as a youth development organization that has impacted thousands of lives, while continuing daily to invest in our community's children and families.