1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor

Young Adults Who Were At-Risk for Falling Off Track But Had a Mentor Are:
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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.
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Mentor Memphis Grizzlies

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Mapping Our Reach through Partnerships

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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