RedZone focuses on the Orange Mound community and serves students who primarily attend Melrose High and Hanley/Aspire Elementary Schools. Orange Mound boundaries are generally recognized by RZ as Airways Avenue on the west, Highland Street on the east, Lamar/Kimball on the south, and Southern Avenue on the north.
RZ, is a high functioning, high capacity youth serving organization designed to radically impact the community through by creating, developing, and implementing program strategies and tactics that are a part of the change that is happening in the greater Memphis community.
The Board of Directors, staff, an volunteers of RZ are deeply burdened by the following general needs facing at-risk children and youth and is uniquely qualified to meet those needs. These are the needs that we are focusing on:
- Academic and educational encouragement
- Social enhancement
- Economic development and opportunities
- Behavioral concerns
- Spiritual guidance and formation