Knowledge Quest’s mission is to vigorously equip youth and their families to maximize their potential through education, wellness, and economic stability and its vision is to transform lives by expanding minds.
The Extended Learning Academies (ELA) serve high-risk youth grades Pre-K through 8th who primarily reside in the 38126 and 38106 zip codes of Shelby County in Memphis, TN. The program has operated as open enrollment, non-fee-based program since our inception over a decade ago.
Green Leaf Learning Farm (GLLF) is a KQ signature program that centers on the 2/3-acre urban, micro-farm that sits directly across from our Main campus. Formally initiated in 2010 to support the nutritional needs of the South Memphis community, Green Leaf now operates as a certified USDA organic farm that focuses on education, community/economic development, and food access/security.
The Universal Parenting Place (UPP) supports parents as they face the challenges involved in raising children. The KQ UPP site applies a relationship-based model that works in tandem with existing community resources to mitigate the effects of toxic stress and trauma on childhood development. The center provides parents with access to professional resources for addressing behavioral challenges at the earliest point in their children’s development.
The Family Stability Initiative (FSI) program offers assistance to families experiencing crisis, particularly a financial crisis that may lead to the loss of their current place of residence. Housing instability is related to increased school mobility, decreased school attendance, and diminished academic performance. The goal of the program is to enhance the academic success of youth by addressing crises related to housing, employment and other ‘stability’ matters within households.