By identifying YOUTH MENTORING, EDUCATION and ENRICHMENT programs that work, we help close the opportunity gap for children in underserved communities across Memphis.
Children need committed adults in their lives to help guide their growth and development. The Grizzlies Foundation and the Memphis community TEAM UP to increase the number of youth with access to quality mentors invested in preparing them for success in college, career and life.
New Ballet’s Align Mentoring program focuses on matching middle-school aged students training at New Ballet School with a volunteer mentor, introducing students to the greater community through dance and mentorship.
As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country.
The TEAM Zoo Internship provides paid summer internship opportunities at the Memphis Zoo. Interns gain first-hand experience in operations, marketing, information technology and animal health and wellness.
TEAM2REACH is a collaborative partnership between the TEAM Mentor Program and REACH Memphis, established to create a guided path to personal and academic success beginning in seventh grade and continuing into college.
The Grizzlies Foundation is seeking mentors for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Mentor Orientation is designed to help prospective mentors make a more informed decision about whether to participate in the TEAM Mentor Program. By setting clear expectations around the mentoring relationship, we help to ensure that those who do sign up have a clear understanding of mentoring and its obligations.
Our featured mentoring program is the Grizzlies TEAM Mentor Program. The TEAM Mentor Program is an after school-based mentoring program for 7th and 8th graders that pairs three volunteer mentors with nine students to form one TEAM. Students and mentors meet once a week for 90 minutes, allowing them to develop meaningful relationships.