Posted by Eric Bleier on June 11, 2013
The next 50 days are your only chance to sign up to be a Grizzlies TEAM Mentor!
What is Grizzlies TEAM Mentoring?
Grizzlies TEAM Mentoring is a youth mentoring program administered by the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation. This program is school-based and matches 3 volunteer mentors with 9 students to form each TEAM. Teams meet for 70 minutes each week and participate in activities that correspond with a chosen theme and weekly objectives. Each mentoring session allows mentors and students to develop relationships with one another while providing students new skills and experiences. We are only accepting applications to mentor until the end of July; sign up now!
Mentoring TEAM = 3 volunteer mentors + 9 students
Youth served: 7th and 8th grade boys/girls (same gender teams)
Example Activity Themes: Team-building, Leadership, Public Speaking, Personal Identity, Civic Engagement, Nutrition, Stress Management, Healthy Relationships, Physical Fitness, Financial Literacy
Key Partners: Facing History and Ourselves, University of Memphis Center for Economic Education, Church Health Center, Theatre Memphis
Mentoring Session: 90 minutes per week at school site
One School year (2 semesters)
Initial Mentor training plus opportunities to participate in supplemental skill development and educational workshops
Special Events and field trips (Community Service project, Grizzlies game, Theatre Memphis trip)
What scholars are saying:
“If we have problems, we can talk with any of our mentors. If someone is missing there’s still two other people to talk with. Having three voices can help us think deeper and really take it further.”
“Mentoring is teaching me to be less selfish. Sometimes I only think about myself and I now realize that my actions affect more people than just me.”
“Even the days when we’re not having fun we are still learning something new.”
“TeamUp is a place for me to release my stress and frustration. I get to have fun and just be me.”Share