2014 - 2015 Community Report

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More than 80,000 children in memphis live below, at, or slightly above the poverty line.

Poverty creates a variety of challenges and vulnerabilities
Education Health Fitness Youth Mentorship
By identifying youth mentoring, education and enrichment programs that work, we help close the opportunity gap for children in underserved communities across Memphis.

It Takes a Village ... Or a TEAM

Kids need adults in their lives to help them grow up strong, healthy and successful. The Grizzlies Foundation and the Memphis community TEAM UP to increase the number of children with access to quality mentors to guide them.
Team Up programs
Mapping Our Reach through Partnerships
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Streets Ministries
Streets Ministries aims to engage, encourage and empower impoverished youth in some of Memphis’ toughest neighborhoods through a wide range of educational, athletic and mentor based programming.
Grizzlies Prep
Serving an all-male population of 6th - 8th graders, Grizzlies Prep is the only public charter school in the nation branded by an NBA team.
Hattiloo Theatre
Write On, Speak Out! is a Hattiloo Theatre poetry mentorship program for high school students in partnership with the Grizzlies Foundation that develops writing, creative and performance skills.
New Ballet Ensemble
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South, Inc.
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.
Memphis Zoo
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.
REACH Memphis
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.
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