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Faith

FaithSuccess Stories
November 7, 2019

What has your MAM coach taught you about Jesus?

β€œI have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4   My MAM coach has taught me that God is my Savior, and He gave up His son to forgive our sins. My coach taught me that even when it feels…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 26, 2019

Connect With a Coach: Mary

Mary was born and raised in Memphis. Although she was "drug" to church every Sunday, she remembers accepting Christ at a young age. As she got older and more involved at her church, Mary could feel her relationship with the Lord growing stronger. Her faith was tested when she became…
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EventsTestimony
July 25, 2019

MAM Students Reflect on Their Time at KAA

In June, 49 high school and middle school boys and girls from MAM Hamilton, MAM Olivet, and MAM Leawood boarded a chartered bus and headed to Kids Across America, a Christian camp for urban youth in Branson, Missouri. Here they experienced an emotionally, physically, and spiritually life-changing week in the…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 23, 2019

Connect With a Coach: Jeff

Jeff lived a nomadic childhood, moving from Phoenix to Boston to Albuquerque before moving to Memphis in 1993. He has lived in Memphis since then and calls it "home." Growing up, Jeff's mother would take him and his sister to church occasionally; however, they would visit churches of different denominations.…
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FaithSuccess Stories
July 17, 2019

Connect With A Coach: Ginny

Ginny serves as MAM's Academics Director where she oversees the literacy program and MAM Summer Academy. She was born and raised in Memphis and recalls standing up in front of her church at six years old proclaiming her faith in God. However, at such a young age, there were a…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 11, 2019

Connect with a Coach: Damion

Damion was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and moved to Memphis when he was 10 years old. A few years after moving to Memphis, Damion was introduced to MAM. He began attending MAM Olivet when he was around 14 years old. Although he was attending church and MAM regularly, Damion didn't…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 3, 2019

Connect With a Coach: Kasey

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Kasey has called Memphis home for the past five years. She grew up going to Kamp Kanakuk, located in Branson, Missouri, with her younger sister. At camp, she saw a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and decided to accept Jesus as her Lord…
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Community InvolvementFaithSuccess StoriesTestimony
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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