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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: A hundred ways to help

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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

Education is the tool that moves us ahead in so many ways, so it's great to see the Leadership Memphis organization launching an initiative that will make a difference here in the Mid-South.

My definition of leadership is to show the right way by going first and that's exactly what Leadership Memphis is doing with its "100 Things in 100 Days" campaign. The program is designed to increase the number of college graduates in our area.

Organizers say that just a one percent increase in the number of college bound students here could have a billion dollar impact in our community. Whatever the numbers, we all know that a more educated workforce will generate economic benefits and help people lead richer lives.

Leadership Memphis is looking for individuals and organizations to lend a hand to this education effort. If you've got an idea on how to help, check out their website at www.leadershipmemphis.org

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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