Let's make Memphis great again by supporting the Wings of Jubilee Hotwing Festival & Cook-Off that benefits the Jubilee Catholic Schools. The Jubilee Schools serve 1600 students each year across nine schools located in urban Memphis areas by providing low-income students with significant need-based scholarships. All students are welcome. Only 30% of the student population is Catholic; 70% come from other faith traditions. So, when you support Jubilee, you support Memphis.
In 1999, the Catholic Diocese of Memphis began reopening inner city elementary schools in underserved neighborhoods. The schools have become known nationally as the “Miracle in Memphis.” Eighteen years later, Jubilee Catholic Schools are still filling the gap-continuing to transform the futures of Memphis children and their families.
Jubilee Catholic Schools are studied nationally, changing lives locally and ultimately making Memphis better. Jubilee descended from, and is still grounded in, a Catholic emphasis on service to the poor and less fortunate. More than 93% of the students in the Jubilee Schools are minorities; 82% qualify for free or reduced priced meals. “We are facing the poverty of the neighborhood and saying, ‘We are going to be here with you and lift you up.” –Bishop Emeritus Steib
To better serve families’ needs, Jubilee school tuition operates on a sliding scale supported by significant donor funding. Families pay only what they can based on their income and no family is turned away due to finances. But, these services are not free. Only through donations, pledges, planned giving and events can Jubilee fill the gap between what the parents can pay and what it takes to give families a faith-based education for their children.
The second annual Wings of Jubilee Hotwing Fest will be held Saturday, September 09, 2017 at Memphis Catholic High School from 11am - 6pm to raise scholarship dollars for the nine schools in the Jubilee network. Live music will be provided by South Side Supper Club, Risky Whiskey Boys & Charvey Mac. There will be games, food and fun for the entire family. Admission is $5 at the gate, children 11 & under free.
If you are interested in competing in the cook-off, being a craft vendor volunteering or just need more information, please visit www.jubileeschools.org/hotwingfest of call Angela Fox at 901.373.1211. Remember, it takes a village to educate a child.