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Manhood University

Manhood University

What is Manhood University?

In 2016, Mayor Jim Strickland and the City of Memphis Administration decided men in the Greater Memphis Area deserved a program that helps build character, improve communication, and strengthen leadership skills for men. In pursuit of that objective, Manhood University was created, formed and implemented by The Office of Community Affairs and the faith based community partners.  This course is facilitated by participating churches and held at their individual locations.

This is a six-session program and the course topics are:

  • Purpose of a Man
  • Police & Community Relations
  • Applications/Resume Completion
  • Effective Communication
  • Preparing for Interviews/Dress for Success/Mock Interviews
  • Learning the Rules of the Game/Credit-Financial Literacy

The expectation of MANHOOD University is to encourage, empower and employ the men in Memphis to reach their highest potential.

Session Dates for 2021

  • February 9th-18th
  • May 11th-19th
  • August 10th-19th
  • October 12th-21st

All classes for the accelerated sessions are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a period of two weeks.

Class times are 10am – noon and 5 – 7 p.m.

All classes will be held at 555 Beale Street.

Please note: Covid19 safety precautions will govern our class sizes. 

We follow CDC, City of Memphis & Shelby County Health Department Covid Regulations. 

All dates/days are subject to change.