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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Success Stories
December 23, 2020

MAM selected as one of The Commercial Appeal’s Top Workplaces in 2020

MAM is excited to announce that we have been selected as one of The Commercial Appeal's Top Workplaces in 2020. We are extremely proud of this achievement. All companies and organizations that have been honored this year are listed below (courtesy of The Commercial Appeal). The following employers are the…
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Community InvolvementEventsPartners
December 16, 2020

More than 300 youth at MAM received brand new coats

Last week, hundreds of MAM kids received new coats from FedEx and national nonprofit Operation Warm. MAM staff helped youth size themselves before they chose from hundreds of colorful winter coats at the MAM Grizzlies Center. Afterwards, staff sorted the remaining coats and delivered them to five MAM sites across…
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Community InvolvementEventsSports
October 19, 2020

MAM to Partner with 901 Hoop World and the City of Memphis to Host The Platform

The coronavirus pandemic has threatened the dreams of countless high school athletes across the country. 901 Hoop World, the City of Memphis, and Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) are teaming up to host a unique opportunity for high school players to showcase their skills to coaches and scouts near and far.…
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Sports
October 8, 2020

Sports Look Different These Days at MAM

Since the inception of Memphis Athletic Ministries in 1998, thousands of youth from across the Mid-South have played in MAM leagues and tournaments. Unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic has forced MAM to pause team sports for the time being and refocus our attention on physical fitness. Youth attending MAM participate in…
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Faith
September 29, 2020

Why I Share the Gospel

“Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.” Psalms 33:22 “I share the gospel because it is life changing and powerful! I know the kids I serve have many needs, most that I cannot meet, but what I can give them is the opportunity…
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BoardCommunity Involvement
September 29, 2020

AutoZone’s Charles Blank joins MAM Board

MAM welcomes Charles Blank, vice president of stores for AutoZone to our board. Charles joined AutoZone as a part-time employee in 2000 and became a store manager in 2001. He was named vice president of stores in 2018. “I take pride in developing people for leadership roles, and my strong…
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MAM Miscellaneous
September 28, 2020

The Pandemic Way of Investing in Our Youth

“What is MAM doing during the pandemic?” Almost every person I encounter is asking that question in some form or fashion. It is a great question to ask, and I am always glad when they ask me. The answer is simple: We are doing what we have always done. MAM is…
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