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Community InvolvementSports
September 17, 2019

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

By 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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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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June 19, 2019

Connect with a Coach: Jerjuanna

Native of Greenville, Mississippi, Jerjuanna says she somewhat grew up as a "preacher's kid" because the father figure in her life - her uncle - was a pastor. Although she went to church every Sunday, she only followed that lifestyle because she had to. She went on to receive a…
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Community InvolvementFaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
June 12, 2019

Connect with a Coach: James

A native of Memphis, James currently serves as an Associate Youth Coordinator (AYC) at MAM Leawood. He grew up playing basketball which molded his educational path. After graduating from Cordova High School, James went to Cincinnati State Technical Community College (Cincinnati, OH) and played basketball. He then transferred to Delta…
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Community InvolvementFaith
June 10, 2019

Why I chose MAM for my family

My family has been attending MAM for four years now. I have three kids in MAM programs: Reagan (7), Martinez (8), and Justin (11). When I was looking for an after-school program for my kids, I chose MAM because I felt safe here. When we started coming, the coaches were…
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Community InvolvementIn The NewsSportsSuccess Stories
May 15, 2019

Former MAM Kid Gives Back with Gatorade Play It Forward Grant

En'Dya Buford finished her junior year averaging 26.3 points, 8.4 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 5.9 steals, and 1.1 blocks. The guard led the Olive Branch Conquistadors to claim the Class 5A State Tournament where she also won the MVP Award. Among her many accomplishments is being named a Gatorade Player of…
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Community InvolvementFaithIn The NewsSports
May 14, 2019

Memphis Athletic Ministries for youth isn’t just recreational and educational. It’s incarnational.

Written by David Waters The real aim of MAM isn’t to teach basketball to the 700 kids who show up every day. It is to build community and strengthen families by demonstrating God’s love. When local basketball legend Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway showed up at the Memphis Athletic Ministries annual Christmas…
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Community InvolvementIn The NewsPartnersSports
May 2, 2019

MAM is Named a Finalist for the Jr NBA Program of the Year

The Jr. NBA Program of the Year presented by Under Armour recognizes youth basketball organizations across the country that embody the core values of the Jr. NBA through their everyday programming and make an extraordinary impact on the youth in their communities. The following six organizations have been named as the…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The News
April 29, 2019

Ashley Home Stores partners with Memphis organizations for bed giveaway

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) -- One hundred Memphis children will rest easy in brand new beds. Ashley Home Stores teamed up with Memphis Boys and Girls Club, Memphis Athletic Ministries, and the Refugee Empowerment Program for a day with Coach Mike Norvell and the Memphis Tigers, and it's a day they'll…
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