Who We Serve: MAM

MAM’s mission is to help build godly youth in under-resourced neighborhoods by teaching them to love God, love others and love themselves. Our vision is to develop youth into Christ-centered, productive adults, positively impacting their families and neighborhoods.

Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…love your neighbor as yourself.
— Matthew 22: 37-39


MAM provides year- round, Christ-centered mentoring programs with well-trained staff to youth, ages 8 to 18, through eight centers in disadvantaged neighborhoods. This is done in partnership with families, schools and other community organizations.

Our solution includes:

1) attracting participation by using organized sports to draw at-risk neighborhood youth to MAM centers.

2) creating a nurturing environment through small mentoring groups led by MAM staffat each neighborhood center to share the love of Jesus Christ and foster healthy relationships.

3) providing comprehensive programsthataddress the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of youth.

4) promoting community involvement by organizing community-wide sports activities throughout Shelby County in order to bring about socio-economic and racial reconciliation.

MAM works tirelessly to develop Memphis inner city youth into a generation of spiritually strong, productive adults and they invite you to join them in their quest. Whether you are able to give, volunteer or pray, there are many ways to get involved and make an impact. Check them out here: