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MAM Miscellaneous
July 24, 2023

MAM Summer Academy Helps to Prevent Summer Slide

Summer is a critical time for children, and the absence of structured activities and resources can significantly impact their growth and development. In underserved communities, where access to educational and recreational opportunities may be limited, low-cost youth summer programming becomes a lifeline.  MAM Summer Academy was created as an outreach…
MAM Miscellaneous
April 27, 2023

Celebrating 25 Years

When MAM was founded in 1998, most youth in the inner city had no place to go and no programs to play organized sports in a safe, controlled environment with adult mentors. Community centers were overtaken by adults and, in some instances, controlled by gangs. Many empty recreation facilities and…
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…
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…
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.…