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Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Program Mentors

The Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Program (MGSP), presented by Mid-South Ford Dealers, is a selective high school prep program for rising 8th graders at Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School in Memphis, TN. The program's mission is to increase the number of young men with access to academically rigorous, competitive high schools as a pathway to success in college and career.

Why mentor?

The Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Program source mentors with a passion for youth development—especially those with backgrounds, goals, and experiences similar to the students in the program. Over the course of an academic year, mentors meet monthly, in-person, and engage in weekly phone check-ins with their mentee. Through these interactions, students build a trusting, ongoing relationship with an adult mentor, which has repeatedly been shown to be a contributing factor to success within educational institutions.

Participation Requirements

  • Male
  • Be at least 25 years old
  • Be interested in working with young people
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments

Time Commitment

  • One academic year (August to May)
  • Between four (4) to ten (10) hours of structured, in-person time per month
  • Communicate with mentee weekly via call, text, or email
  • Optional: schedule additional time with mentee outside of monthly events

Application and Screening Process

  • Application and references verification
  • Interview
  • Background and fingerprint check
  • Training
  • Orientation

Existing Mentors

Existing mentors can track their hours below.

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