Sarah Carpenter is a fearless advocate fighting in Memphis, Tennessee – and nationally – for public schools that improve the lives of marginalized children.
So, what gets a grandmother of 13 out of bed every morning prepared to fight the power?
Years ago a conversation between her grandchildren woke her to the reality that suburban children were covering more material, at a faster pace, than students in her North Memphis neighborhoods. For her, it was unthinkable that her family would be held back by an unfair system of schooling.
And, that’s how an activist was born.
She now leads hundreds of parents to fight for the right of their children through her nonprofit, The Memphis LIft.
Listen to her story: