Amplify Memphis: A Summer Experience for Grades 9-12

Understanding our complexity.
    Exploring the good.
           Meeting the change makers.
                Becoming the change.

Amplify Memphis is a three-week, full-day program for high school students who wish to take an active role in improving the quality of life in Memphis. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a semester course credit on a St. George's transcript. Learning will be active and experiential, focusing on civic engagement, exploring dynamic neighborhoods, and interacting with Memphians who serve and who have unmet needs. Through targeted readings, students will examine a range of models for building urban ecosystems where communities, through the interplay between populations and their environment, thrive. In the true spirit of entrepreneurial citizenship, students will engage in the process of experiential design, with collaborative groups ideating and prototyping their own innovative solutions. There may be an opportunity for the cohort to have a portion of the course include overnight residence at the St. George's / Serve 901 Bunkhouse in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Memphis. Students will present their learning to community partners on the last day of the course. The fee includes all transportation and materials costs. Students should bring a bagged lunch or money to buy lunch each day.

To complete an interest form (no payment required yet), please see the online form below. For questions or more information please contact Mr. Jason Hills at

When: June 4-22, Monday - Friday
Time: 9am to 4pm
Grades: Coed, rising 9-12, open to all students, enrolled at St. George's or other schools
Instructor: Jason Hills, Director of the Institute for Citizenship
Assisting Partners: Will Bladt, Associate Head of School; Luke Pruett, City Leadership
Fee: $595
Location: St. George's Collierville Campus, 1880 Wolf River Blvd. Meet in school lobby to proceed on our daily excursions.
Theme for Summer 2018: Water and Technology

Note: To inquire about the possibility of attending for one or two weeks at a pro-rated cost, please contact Mr. Jason Hills at

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Expenses for Trips for Students at St. George's
The school encourages families to work with their student to help him/her contribute to the trip expenses and any optional personal purchases. Active participation in trip planning is a valuable way students can learn about budgeting and the purchasing power of their toils. St. George's seeks for its students to fully participate in activities that aid their learning; however, optional travel experiences may be difficult for all families to afford. If your family is concerned that your student may be unable to participate in a trip due to financial reasons, and you would like consideration for financial assistance, please contact Please understand that we cannot fund all students or all trips.In your email to, please include:
  • Your name 
  • Your child's name
  • Their grade level
  • The trip for which you are requesting aid
  • The amount of your family's collective contribution
  • The amount of your aid request from SGIS
No aid requests are fully funded by St. George's without some financial partnership with families.
St. George's is committed to growing endowed funds to assist with student travel. If you would like to help make a travel experience possible for another Gryphon student, please contact to make a financial donation that can be used to fund experiences for those who cannot otherwise afford it.

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