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Core Functions

What We Do

MMG assists in bringing new mentoring programs to underserved communities. Our areas of support include: 

I. Program Development & Capacity Building

  • Provide research-based training through the MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies Training Institute
  • Incubate new structured mentoring programs 
  • Provide technical assistance through the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) 
  • Administer the National Quality Mentoring System Assessment (NQMS) 
  • Provide grant opportunities to quality mentoring programs 

II. Stakeholder Engagement

  • Provide networking opportunities to affiliate members 
  • Facilitate mentor recruitment 
  • Refer potential mentors & mentees 
  • Provide Grizzlies tickets and other incentives through the TEAMmates Mentor Recognition Program 
  • Recognize and celebrate quality mentoring programs 

III. Data Collection & Knowledge Management

  • Support program level data collection and evaluation 
  • Proactively identify gaps in mentoring services 
  • Periodically report on the collective impact of MMG 
  • Faciliate participation in national mentoring surveys administered through MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership 

IV. Public Awareness & Advocacy

  • Leverage our brand to elevate local and national awareness of youth mentoring 
  • Host National Mentoring Month initiatives each January 
  • Participate in national campaigns through MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership 
  • Advocate with local and state leadership on mentoring legislation