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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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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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SportsSuccess Stories
February 5, 2020

#BiggerThanSports

Through team sports, youth will inevitably improve their athletic skills, but did you know that team sports also promote character and personal development? According to Up2Us Sports, research on youth sports demonstrates the following benefits: Development of pro-social behavior Reduced antisocial and criminal behaviors Lower rates of school dropout and…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsPartnersSuccess Stories
December 13, 2019

MAM’s Christmas Store provides $20,000 to parents for gifts

Article Written By: Annette Peagler Dozens of Memphis Athletic Ministries parents filled the Target on Poplar and Ridgeway Thursday for MAM’s annual Christmas store. Parents say it’s a huge help. “It’s just hard to keep up with everything plus Christmas. This is a big blessing for us you know,” said…
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FaithSuccess Stories
November 7, 2019

What has your MAM coach taught you about Jesus?

“I 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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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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