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.
Elements of Effective Practice One: Recruitment is a three hour training that provides participants with the basic principles for marketing a mentoring program and recruiting volunteers to mentor youth.
Recruitment focuses on recruiting appropiate mentors and mentees, by realistically describing the program's objectives and expected outcomes. Recruitment strategies aims to build positive attitudes and emotions about mentoring, and target mentors and mentees whose skills, backgrounds, and needs best match the goals and structure of the program.
New mentor training prepares mentors with the needed tools and skills to mentor and work with the youth within our youth mentoring network. This training is open to anyone interested in becoming a volunteer youth mentor.