Board
September 24, 2021

Welcome Willie Jenkins to the MAM Board of Directors

We are excited to welcome Willie Jenkins as the newest member of the MAM board of directors! Born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Memphis, TN, Jenkins attended Fairley High School where he earned local, regional, and state basketball honors. After transferring from the University of Massachusetts, Jenkins earned his…
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MAM MiscellaneousSports
August 16, 2021

Back to Sports

At MAM, we never imagined having children sit at desks in our sites with their faces half covered while looking at a screen all day long. Last school year was unimaginably difficult with virtual learning and COVID restrictions limiting our interactions. Throughout the pandemic, MAM has become extremely aware of…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsPartners
July 20, 2021

Kids get time with Tigers football players, and receive restful gifts

Article written by: Steven Johnson Find original article here. For about 50 or so kids, July 17 will be a day they’ll remember for some time thanks to the University of Memphis football team. It was part inspiration, part sports, and part surprise. The children, all from the Memphis area,…
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Meet a MAM KidSuccess Stories
July 1, 2021

MAM Youth Want to Impact the Next Generation of MAM Youth

"If it weren't for MAM, I would have probably moved back to Chicago. This is like my second home and family." Tacorion When Tacorion moved in with his grandparents in November of 2020, he did not know that he was within walking distance of MAM Hamilton, the place that would…
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EventsGivingIn The News
June 14, 2021

Helicopter ball drop requires extraordinary prep work

Article written by: Tom Bailey Find original article here. At noon on July 17, a helicopter will carefully maneuver among multiple transmission lines that crisscross the driving range, hover 60 feet high, and drop up to 1,000 colorful golf balls toward 13 tiny holes that Vince Alfonso will have dug.…
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Sports
May 4, 2021

Physical Fitness Challenge

Throughout the pandemic, MAM has searched for ways to keep youth and coaches safe while emphasizing the importance of physical fitness. The fitness challenge gives youth daily physical fitness exercises to complete (such as push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks) each month while competing across MAM sites. MAM coaches encourage youth…
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MAM Miscellaneous
March 17, 2021

MAM Names New President & CEO

We have exciting news to share about the leadership at Memphis Athletic Ministries. Jonathan Torres, vice president and chief operating officer at MAM, will become president and chief executive officer on April 1. Torres has been with MAM since 2014. He takes the top executive role after an 18-month CEO…
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MAM Miscellaneous
January 27, 2021

Kenyatta Morris Awarded Mentor Practitioner of the Year by MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies

In celebration of National Mentoring Month, local mentoring organization MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies hosted a virtual awards ceremony to highlight people and organizations that are making a difference through mentoring. MAM Mentor Program Director, Kenyatta Morris, was recognized for her outstanding leadership and received the Mentor Practitioner of the Year award.…
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Success StoriesTestimony
January 25, 2021

Second Generation Mentors Keep Loving Memphis Kids

Article written by: Kate Lareau This is the power of mentoring: having a person, or more than one person, who is present through the ups and downs.  There’s no perfect way to mentor, no secret code, and the mentor doesn’t have to be perfect—just present. And that presence, through the…
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EventsIn The NewsVideo
December 23, 2020

Video: Nonprofit steps in to bring families joy before Christmas

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