Success StoriesTestimony
July 24, 2020

A Day in the Life of a MAM Coach

MAM Coach Jerjuanna Fountain recently wrote an article that was featured on Choose901. A day at Memphis Athletic Ministries is as Forrest Gump would say, “like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get!”.  Each day is different, each day is new, each day is worth it all!…
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Community Involvement
June 15, 2020

What families are saying during COVID-19

As we entered the quarantine, we asked ourselves how we could stay connected to our kids, serve their families, and introduce more people to MAM. One answer came in the form of weekly mobile food events. We’ve been honored to serve 5,000 families at 13 food events starting March 27…
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Success Stories
June 8, 2020

Mentoring through a pandemic is hard, but it’s worth it!

At MAM we are staying true to our mission to coach, grow and lead the youth of Memphis by helping them discover their identity in Christ and their purpose in the community. Here are some ways that our MAM coaches are engaging our kids: MAM coaches are mentoring our kids remotely via…
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Community InvolvementPartners
June 8, 2020

With a little help from our friends, MAM provides our community with food

“When you work in a nonprofit, it takes a whole bunch of different people who step in to help you in miraculous ways,” said Kim Cherry, interim president and CEO of Memphis Athletic Ministries. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MAM and the Mid-South Food Bank hosted 11 food distribution events that…
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Community InvolvementPartners
May 13, 2020

Verizon Foundation joins Memphis Athletic Ministries to feed our community

The Verizon Foundation is uniting with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) to provide high-needs families access to food during the month of May. Verizon awarded MAM, in partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank, a $10,000 grant to provide 14-day food boxes full of non-perishable food, fruits, and vegetables to families in…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The News
April 30, 2020

Memphis in May competition barbecue team fires up its grills for Memphis Athletic Ministries

Article written by Jennifer Chandler The line of cars in front of Memphis Athletic Ministries' Grizzlies Center on Ball Road started to form at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. As the smell of barbecue smoke wafted through the air, close to 350 families lined up to patiently wait for a meal of…
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Basketball LeagueCommunity InvolvementVolunteers
April 22, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Zak

Zak was introduced to MAM while playing in sports leagues growing up. Last spring, he connected with Charles, neighborhood director at MAM Hamilton, and was invited to help coach Hamilton's basketball team. He accepted this invitation and began to learn more about MAM. Originally, Zak thought MAM was only focused…
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Community InvolvementPartnersVolunteers
April 8, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Germantown Presbyterian Church

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's grace. 1 Peter 4:10   For nearly a decade, Germantown Presbyterian Church has committed their local missions efforts to education through a volunteer partnership with MAM. These volunteers help MAM students with their…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The News
March 30, 2020

Elliot Perry, Justise Winslow join Memphis Athletic Ministries to distribute food

Article written by: Jonah Jordan Elliot Perry and Memphis Athletic Ministries Interim President Kim Cherry arrived at the MAM Memphis Grizzlies Center well before the food distribution line opened at 10 a.m. Friday . They were met with a long line of ministry members waiting to pick up one of 400…
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MAM Miscellaneous
March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update Including Food Distribution Locations

MAM will follow the closure of Shelby County Schools. At this time, we plan to reopen April 6.  Shelby County Schools is distributing free meals at multiple sites across the county during the extended closure. Distribution sites will be open Monday-Friday between the hours of 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. …
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