Be a Mentor
Expanding youth mentoring in Memphis has been a top priority for Grizzlies Foundation since our inception in 2004. Extensive research has shown that youth who have adult mentors, whether a parent, teacher, coach, religious leader or other role model, have far greater likelihood of succeeding no matter their personal circumstances.
The Grizzlies Foundation is focused on getting individuals and organizations from across the Mid-South interested and engaged in mentoring. By hosting special events, initiating a broad-based marketing campaign, and creating partnerships with businesses, nonprofit, faith-based and civic organizations, we find more mentors willing to guide and support, benefiting our youth and our city as a whole.
Benefits of Mentoring
Research has shown that a young person who has a mentor is more likely to:
- Improve self-esteem
- Stay in school
- Improve academic and social skills
- Feel encouraged to develop positive behaviors, attitudes and ambitions
Research has shown that adults who serve as mentors experience:
- Improved health and self-esteem
- A sense of purpose
- Public recognition
- A much-needed break from their busy professional lives