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What is Mentor Memphis?
Mentor Memphis seeks to reduce crime and inspire young people in Memphis to create a positive trajectory for their future. Mayor Strickland hopes to enlist the help of 100 City of Memphis employees in addition to businesses and faith based groups in the community to become mentors to young people in Memphis. This program provides City of Memphis employees with a unique opportunity to give back to their community by working with and developing the leaders of tomorrow in order to make life better for all Memphians.

Why should you mentor?
By mentoring, you will be helping at-risk youth and subsequently will contribute to making Memphis youth :

  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 46% less likely to use illegal drugs
  • 55% more likely to go to college
  • 81% more likely to participate regularly in sports and extra-curricular activities
  • 78% more likely to volunteer in the community
  • 130% more likely to hold a leadership position in a club or sports team
  • 90% more likely to want to become a mentor in the future

You will also be building up self-confidence, strengthening self-expression, and improving attitudes towards schooling within the young people and future leaders of Memphis. 

Additionally, as a mentor, you will receive up to 10 paid volunteer hours per month during your scheduled shift.

Who will you mentor? What is the time commitment?

Mentoring Opportunities and Various Time Commitments Include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South, Inc. // 1 year commitment
  • Girlzlife Empowerment Mentoring Program // 1 year commitment with weekly group sessions and monthly community based sessions
  • The Giving Hour // Commitment varies
  • Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School // Lunch meetings once per week during school year
  • Reach Memphis // 4 hours per month commitment
  • STREETS Ministries // 1 hour per week for 1 year
  • Veritas College Preparatory School // Weekly 30 minute meetings
  • Virtue Quest // 1 year commitment
  • Youth Villages // 4 to 6 hours per month

Ready to get involved? Please fill out the application, here
Have any questions? Please contact

Caminos  Team Mentor Program  Grizzlies Prep 
 KuPanda  NBE School  JIFF
 Reach Memphis  Streets Ministries  The Giving Hour
   Youth Villages  

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