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Biden calls for mentors: How will you respond?

In his first State of the Union address, President Biden called on Americans like you and me to sign up to mentor students. Children across the nation—and in our city—are facing learning loss and mental health impacts from COVID-19.

But as Biden stated, “We can all play a part in schools’ recovery.”​

Will you answer this call and support students in Memphis?

You have what it takes to be a Memphis Mentor—and the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation is ready to connect you with a young Memphian and will provide all the training and support you need to change the trajectory of a child’s life.

Through the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation you can build a 1:1 relationship with a mentee at any of their affiliate organizations including Streets, Memphis Athletic Ministries, and Grizzlies Prep Charter School or you can join the Grizzlies TEAM mentor program and be part of a network of supporters for young people.

“Accomplishing our dreams is not about the things we do on our own. It’s about the people that help us get there. It’s about our mentors.”
Elliot Perry
Mentor, Memphis Basketball Legend

Are you ready to help a young Memphian accomplish their dreams?

Now more than ever they need you!

Kids with mentors are 130% more likely to hold a leadership position in the workplace. You can make that kind of impact today. 

Take a step to enrich your life and theirs: learn how you can become a mentor.

Not ready to take on formal mentorship?

There are still so many ways to connect with the young people of our city today:

  • Share the story of your professional journey with high school students.
  • Read to a kindergarten class.
  • Play games with young people at a local after school program.
  • Host a summer intern.

Get started on these opportunities and more.

For more information, contact

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