Memphis Athletic Ministries

MAM's mission is to use organized sports to share and model Christ to at-risk youth, ages 8 to 18, in disadvantaged Memphis neighborhoods and to foster unity among diverse segments of the community. MAM's objective is to improve the community by causing positive changes in 3 distinct areas of each youth's life: relationships with others, personal behavior and spiritual growth. Participation is attracted by using organized sports to draw the youth to MAM's 15 urban neighborhood centers.

Memphis Athletic Ministries
2107 Ball Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38114
United States
http://www.mamsports.org

President and Chief Executive Officer

James Armfield

Management Team

Gib Vestal, Rod Moses, Randy Odom

Board of Directors

Gib Vestal, Kim Cherry, Harold Collins, Brad Cummins, John Dunavant, Dallas Geer, Ruth Hamilton, Rusty Hensley, Tavarski Hughes, Larry Lloyd, Scott McFarland, Elliot Perry, Tread Thompson

Mission

MAM's mission is to use organized sports to share and model Christ to at-risk youth, ages 8 to 18, in disadvantaged Memphis neighborhoods and to foster unity among diverse segments of the community. MAM's objective is to improve the community by causing positive changes in 3 distinct areas of each youth's life: relationships with others, personal behavior and spiritual growth. Participation is attracted by using organized sports to draw the youth to MAM's 15 urban neighborhood centers.

Programs

MAM's mentoring is delivered through the following programs: open recreation (after school time with trained staff that keeps kids off the streets) , team sports (each team is a small group mentored by trained staff which participates in academics & finacial literacy together), academics (weekly reading sessions administered in computer labs with trained supervision) and financial literacy (incentive program rewarding personal accomplishments & teaching personal financial responsibility).

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