Category

Success Stories

Community InvolvementFaithSuccess StoriesTestimony
October 6, 2021

Meet Our Directors: 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…
Read More
Meet a MAM KidSuccess Stories
July 1, 2021

MAM Youth Want to Impact the Next Generation of MAM Youth

"If it weren't for MAM, I would have probably moved back to Chicago. This is like my second home and family." Tacorion When Tacorion moved in with his grandparents in November of 2020, he did not know that he was within walking distance of MAM Hamilton, the place that would…
Read More
Success StoriesTestimony
January 25, 2021

Second Generation Mentors Keep Loving Memphis Kids

Article written by: Kate Lareau This is the power of mentoring: having a person, or more than one person, who is present through the ups and downs.  There’s no perfect way to mentor, no secret code, and the mentor doesn’t have to be perfect—just present. And that presence, through the…
Read More
Success Stories
December 23, 2020

MAM selected as one of The Commercial Appeal’s Top Workplaces in 2020

MAM is excited to announce that we have been selected as one of The Commercial Appeal's Top Workplaces in 2020. We are extremely proud of this achievement. All companies and organizations that have been honored this year are listed below (courtesy of The Commercial Appeal). The following employers are the…
Read More
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,…
Read More
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,…
Read More
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!…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More