Grizzlies Foundation hosts TEAM Mentoring Day of Service at two locations

Posted by Eric Bleier on October 24, 2013

Several scholars a their mentor clean out gardens near Lemoyne-Owen to prepare to plant winter plants.

Several scholars a their mentor clean out gardens near Lemoyne-Owen to prepare to plant winter plants.

Photo courtesy Spencer Soo

As part of the Grizzlies TEAM Mentoring program, mentors and mentees provided half a day of service at two locations

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 the Grizzlies Foundation hosted a Community Revitalization Project Clean-Up and Scavenger Hunt at LeMoyne-Owen College and the surrounding community including Elmwood Cemetary, Chandler Park, Gaston Park and Soulsville. 

Grizzlies TEAM UP Specialist and coordinator for the event Tiffani Morrow said, “The Scavenger Hunt provided an opportunity to learn about the past of a neighborhood rich in history. Mentoring provides education and exposure and we were trying to keep to that spirit with this project.”

Teaching and modeling civic responsibility are key components of the Grizzlies TEAM Mentoring program. Each year mentors and scholars get the opportunity to spend half a Saturday giving back to their local community. In the past three years, mentoring teams have sorted cans at the Mid-South Food Bank, compiled hundreds of emergency preparedness kits, cleaned neighborhood parks and areas along the Wolf River and assembled brown-bag lunches for local homeless shelters.

During the Community Revitalization Project, in collaboration with Clean Memphis and LeMoyne-Owen College, over 200 participants revitalized campus gardens, renovated community yard space, had a picnic lunch and learned about the history of the Lemoyne-Owen & Soulsville Community. LeMoyne-Owen alumni and current students were also on site to support the community efforts and spoke with scholars.

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