Our volunteers are Catholic and non-Catholic and come from all over the Memphis metropolitan area. With the support of generous businesses and individuals, Blue Streak Scholarship Fund, Inc. and the Jubilee Schools will continue to have an immediate and lasting impact on kids and their families.
Please consider joining us as a volunteer, a donor or a sponsor of one of our fundraising events. Together we can make Memphis a better place.
Provide financial support to the Jubilee Schools and tuition assistance to the Jubilee students.
To break the cycle of poverty by investing in children’s education.
Carrying out God’s work by bringing together people of all faiths to create a better future for the less fortunate children of Memphis.
Blue Streak is a grassroots fundraising organization founded in 2003. Our ranks are Catholic at our core, but interdenominational in our scope and consist of people from all faiths and backgrounds. Blue Streak’s common belief is that education is the key to ending the cycle of poverty in Memphis, TN. Our primary mission is to raise funds and scholarship dollars for the Jubilee Schools of Memphis. As a 501(c) (3) non-profit, we have raised in excess of $500,000 through fundraising events, programs and general donations.
A group of anonymous benefactors had come forward with the initial investment needed to reopen the Catholic Schools in the urban areas of Memphis. These benefactors believed in the impact of a quality Christian, Catholic education. In July 1999, Bishop J. Terry Steib, S.V.D., announced the reopening of urban Catholic schools that had previously closed due to low enrollment and lack of funding in order to serve the children of urban Memphis neighborhoods. The goal was to create an educational environment where children and their families could learn, grow and be loved. The schools were named in honor of the Jubilee Year 2000, a year of atonement and rebirth.
Enrollment began with 26 students in one kindergarten class, and today there are over 1,600 students. All eight of the Jubilee Schools educate the children, clothe them, wash their uniforms and provide nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch. For many of the children, these are the only meals of the day. The Jubilee Schools offer assistance with adult literacy, job training and health and wellness education for the student’s entire family. Jubilee Schools’ students outperform their neighboring schools on standardized tests in reading, language and math. These students are exceeding academically and learning the value of being a faithful Christian and a good citizen.