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April Eliason

Community InvolvementSports
September 17, 2019

MLK Prep, Memphis Athletic Ministries open new community gym in Frayser

ByΒ Omer Yusuf, Daily Memphian A storage room at Martin Luther King College Prep High School has been revamped as a newly renovated gym soon to be used by hundreds of students in the Frayser area. Frayser Community Schools, which operates MLK Prep, in partnership with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM), unveiled…
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Community InvolvementSports
August 6, 2019

MAM to Open New Location in Frayser

MAM has recently opened a new center in zip code 38127 located in MLK College Preparatory High School. Ernie Prude, who has worked with our youth since 2011, is the Neighborhood Director. This new location gives 575 students, grades 9-12 at MLK Prep, and 310 students, grades 6-8 at Westside…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 26, 2019

Connect With a Coach: 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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EventsTestimony
July 25, 2019

MAM Students Reflect on Their Time at KAA

In June, 49 high school and middle school boys and girls from MAM Hamilton, MAM Olivet, and MAM Leawood boarded a chartered bus and headed to Kids Across America, a Christian camp for urban youth in Branson, Missouri. Here they experienced an emotionally, physically, and spiritually life-changing week in the…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 23, 2019

Connect With a Coach: Jeff

Jeff lived a nomadic childhood, moving from Phoenix to Boston to Albuquerque before moving to Memphis in 1993. He has lived in Memphis since then and calls it "home." Growing up, Jeff's mother would take him and his sister to church occasionally; however, they would visit churches of different denominations.…
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FaithSuccess Stories
July 17, 2019

Connect With A Coach: Ginny

Ginny serves as MAM's Academics Director where she oversees the literacy program and MAM Summer Academy. She was born and raised in Memphis and recalls standing up in front of her church at six years old proclaiming her faith in God. However, at such a young age, there were a…
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Community InvolvementIn The NewsPartnersService ProjectsVolunteers
July 16, 2019

Hundreds participate in 901 intern volunteer day

Written by: Istvan Bardos MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Hundreds of interns from Memphis’ largest companies teamed up for a day of service. Friday was 901 intern volunteer day. Local 24 caught up with volunteers at Memphis Athletic Ministries. They played games and took part in summer activities with the kids.…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 11, 2019

Connect with a Coach: Damion

Damion was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and moved to Memphis when he was 10 years old. A few years after moving to Memphis, Damion was introduced to MAM. He began attending MAM Olivet when he was around 14 years old. Although he was attending church and MAM regularly, Damion didn't…
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GolfIn The NewsSports
July 8, 2019

Vince Alfonso, Jr., on Coaching with Simplicity

MAM Golf Director, Vince Alfonso, Jr., was recently featured in the Professional Golfers' Association's Magazine for his focus on coaching with simplicity.   Vince Alfonso, Jr., on the importance of coaching with simplicity: Much of my career, now almost five decades long, has involved evolving the sport at the youth…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 3, 2019

Connect With a Coach: Kasey

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Kasey has called Memphis home for the past five years. She grew up going to Kamp Kanakuk, located in Branson, Missouri, with her younger sister. At camp, she saw a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and decided to accept Jesus as her Lord…
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