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.
This six-hour workshop provides participants with tools and skills for group facilitation, including preparation and delivery techniques, strategies to approach challenging situations, and the opportunity to practice skills learned in a safe and comfortable setting. Participants learn the MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies’ basic mentor training curricula and how the content can be modified to meet specific program goals and target audiences.
Training is essential to the success of a mentoring program. Training focuses on ensuring that prospective mentors, mentees, and their parents or guardians have the basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to build a safe and effective relationship. Training of mentors, particularly, has documented implications for the length of match relationship as well as both parties’ perceptions of the quality of the relationship.
New Mentor Training is an in-depth training for prospective mentors for the 2019-2020 year. This training is open to the public and will provide the tools necessary to start their transition into a mentoring role for MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies affiliates and partners.