Sport Uniforms and Field of Dreams Project Phase I

by Memphis Bears Inc.
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Summary

Uniform assistance. Memphis Bears Inc. serves one of the lowest-income, high-crime neighborhoods in the City of Memphis, TN. We serve underprivileged youth in the Frayser/Raleigh/North Memphis communities through a variety of award-winning programs. Our focus is on youth ages 5-12 and we bridge youth ages 13-18 into our Teen Mentoring and Teen Assistant Programs. The purpose is to create a pipeline from adolescence, to young adulthood into adult life in hopes of creating a better community.
$75,000.00
total goal
$69,004.00
remaining
11
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months active

Challenge

MBI serves one of the lowest-income, high-crime neighborhoods in the City of Memphis. We serve underprivileged youth in the Frayser/Raleigh/North Memphis communities through a variety of award-winning programs. Youth violence in Memphis Tennessee has reached an all-time high, significantly in the Frayser/Raleigh/North Memphis communities. Frayser, a 24-square-mile section of North Memphis, Tennessee, is known locally as "the place where the killers hang."

Solution

This program will change the quality of life for the youth of our organization. Our programs serve a multi-prong focus. We promote education through tutoring, computer classes, summer camps and life skill training. In Discovery, we expose students to new things outside of their daily lives. MBI's teen workforce development program allows teens the opportunity to hone in on critical job, networking and resume' building skills. The sports programs allows students to redirect negative energy.

Long-Term Impact

MBI is credited with helping many youth survive the challenges that come from growing up in an area such as Frayser by providing the following: Crime prevention through after-school opportunities Gang prevention and crime involvement of youth Exposing our youth to alternative environment Instilling character and positive self-esteem within our youth Infusing discipline and structure in our youth

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.memphisbearsinc.org
Memphis Bears Inc. Website
Dreamers Academy
MBI 7V7 Air Raid Football Tournament

Organization Information

Memphis Bears Inc.

Location: Memphis, TN - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.memphisbearsinc.org
Project Leader:
Tammie Artison
Memphis, TN United States
$5,996 raised of $75,000 goal
 
14 donations
$69,004 to go
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