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April Eliason

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. https://youtu.be/phbJBt09efg 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

All-You-Can-Treat

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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FaithTestimony
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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Events
April 13, 2022

Next Stop: College

While many young people went on a vacation or spent time relaxing at home over spring break, forty-three high school students boarded a bus to visit multiple colleges across the state of Tennessee. Within this group were youth from MAM and Refugee Empowerment Program (REP).  MAM youth outside of the…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsPartnersVideo
April 8, 2022

Hundreds of Youth at MAM Receive New Shoes

Curious and excited kids hopped off the bus after school, as they arrived at the MAM Grizzlies Center to see a Coca-Cola truck filled with backpacks. More than 300 youth would receive these backpacks stuffed with brand new shoes and socks, snacks and groceries, and personal hygiene items. All of…
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Success Stories
March 30, 2022

Youth at MAM MLK Prep receive scholarships to UAPB

Kaevon received a $22,000 scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In early March, MAM MLK Prep welcomed the Vice-Chancellor from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to speak with youth and share information about the school. Information was not the only thing the Vice-Chancellor decided to…
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Board
March 22, 2022

Welcome Nick Whitaker to the MAM Board of Directors

We are excited to welcome Nick Whitaker as the newest member of the MAM board of directors. Nick was born and raised in the Memphis area and currently serves as an Executive Director for JPMorgan Chase’s commercial banking team. Before embarking on his career in the financial services industry, he…
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Success Stories
January 6, 2022

Take a Look Back at 2021 at MAM

Take a look back at 2021 at MAM   January We celebrated National Mentoring Month! Former MAM kid and current Grants & Engagement Coordinator Mandie Johnson discusses the relationship with her mentor and the young lady she now mentors in a Choose901 article Check it out here.⠀ February A week…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
November 23, 2021

Meet Our Directors: Mary

Mary was born and raised in Memphis. Although she was "drug" to church every Sunday, she remembers accepting Christ at a young age. As she got older and more involved at her church, Mary could feel her relationship with the Lord growing stronger. Her faith was tested when she became…
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