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April Eliason

December 2, 2022

MAM to attend Georgetown University’s New Strategies Symposium

Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) and Brian McCurry, Chief Development Officer, are honored to be funded by Thrivent to virtually participate in New Strategies, an advanced online training program conducted over two consecutive Wednesdays and Thursdays from November 30th to December 8th by Georgetown University’s Business for Impact. McCurry will join…
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Community InvolvementEventsSports
November 1, 2022

Banking & Buckets, a Financial Literacy & Basketball Camp

Article written by Sara Boscarino. Find original article here. TAKE A STEP TOWARDS FINANCIAL LITERACY WITH MAM’S BANKING AND BUCKETS   Financial Literacy is the ability to understand financial concepts and have the knowledge necessary to make important financial decisions.    IN THE UNITED STATES, FOUR IN SEVEN AMERICANS ARE FINANCIALLY ILLITERATE.…
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October 31, 2022

Why Sports?

Since 1998, MAM has used sports to draw youth into our neighborhood centers. Thousands of youth have been impacted by our sports programming over the years. In addition to the obvious physical benefits, sports also promote mental, social, and emotional health among participants. While all of these aspects are crucial…
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In The NewsSuccess Stories
August 23, 2022

Jonathan Torres to Join SCORE’s Seventh Cohort Of Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute

We are excited to announce that MAM President & CEO Jonathan Torres has been selected to join SCORE's seventh cohort of Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute. He joins an incredible team of leaders across the state of Tennessee in the year-long program aimed to equip individuals with strategies, tools, and knowledge…
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Success Stories
July 15, 2022

MAM Coaches are Making an Impact

Oveira (pictured far right), Youth participant at MAM Leawood: 2012-2022 Oveira, part-time coach at MAM Leawood: Summer 2022 “ I was impacted by a coach in a way that I never thought I could be. She really opened up her heart to me, and I was able to be vulnerable…
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July 15, 2022

A Life-Changing Trip for High School Students at MAM

In early June at the crack of dawn, 27 high school students and 5 MAM coaches loaded a bus headed to Kids Across America (KAA), a 240-acre camp located in Branson, Missouri. Youth had the opportunity to do activities like the high-adventure ropes course, swimming, and ziplining while building deeper…
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In The NewsSuccess StoriesVideo
June 22, 2022

15-year-old hits the sweet spot through her small business with the help of Memphis Athletic Ministries

Article written by: Zaria Oates Find original article here. MAM helps students find their identity in Christ and purpose in the community through athletic and mentorship programs, encouraging students to chase their dreams. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 15-year-old Ramiya Moore started her small business, Sugar Land Treats, when she was…
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Community InvolvementMeet a MAM KidSuccess Stories
June 15, 2022


As far back as Ramiya can remember, she has loved cooking and baking. When she was in 7th grade, she opened a small business called “Ramiya’s Treats,” and after two years, rebranded to “Sugar Land Treats.” Sugar Land Treats offers chocolate covered fruits such as strawberries, pineapples, grapes, and apples…
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Community InvolvementVolunteers
April 28, 2022

Volunteer Appreciation Week

MAM celebrated our volunteers during the week of April 17-23 for volunteer appreciation week! We are extremely thankful for all volunteers who choose to spend their time hanging out with MAM youth, supporting staff, or helping to enhance our sites through cleaning, outdoor work, or even renovations. Following a break…
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April 14, 2022

Calviana’s Story

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 Entering into middle school, Calviana began questioning God. She started to see Him as controlling, manipulative, and toxic – someone who came with a lot of “rules to follow.” Already having people like this in her life,…
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