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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FaithMeet a MAM KidSuccess Stories
September 28, 2020

Meet MAM Kid Kiya Watson!

Kiya is a senior at Middle College High School and has big plans for her future. She is a College Prep Scholar through QuestBridge, a national nonprofit that connects exceptional low-income youth with leading colleges and scholarship opportunities. “I really want to go to Vanderbilt or Wash U. After that,…
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Success Stories
September 25, 2020

A New Purpose: MAM Gyms Become Virtual Learning Centers

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 After we closed our gyms in March in response to COVID-19, we shifted our energy to connect with MAM kids virtually and provided more than 84,000 meals to over 6,000 families. On August 31,…
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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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