Thank You Mentors!
How can one describe our mentors? Trustworthy. Good listener. Confidant. Friend. Tutor. Reliable. Supporter. Advocate. Role model…These are just a few of the words that come to mind when we think of our REACH Memphis mentors. Thanks to some 150 mentors, our students meet with caring individuals willing to guide and support them throughout their four-year journey with REACH Memphis.
During this time of social distancing and getting used to a new normal, our mentors are staying in touch with their students via e-mentoring activities and virtual mentoring. They are using call conferencing and video conferencing platforms to ensure that the students know how important it is to stay connected with REACH Memphis. As we celebrate the work of our students throughout the year, special recognition goes to our magnificent mentors and to the Grizzlies Charitable Foundation for making this program possible!
Dr. Lauran James
Dr. Cookie Woolner
Southern School of Optometry
Dee Dee Robinson
Rev. Donald Letcher
Scholar Group and Student Leader Mentors
IP Business Mentors
Smith & Nephew Mentors
National Society of Black Engineers Mentors
Student Executive Board Mentor
The late Ray George
Jay Uiberall Community Service Mentor
Lou Etta Burkins
Gaston "Will" Perry
Gatson "Will" Perry
A Special Thank You to the many facilitators and volunteers that helped make these Scholar Groups a success!
We strive to help our students be the best version of themselves and that includes academically. We could not truly be living out our mission if we weren't able to offer tutoring when students needed help. We are so grateful for our dedicated mentors that took the time to regularly tutor our students on various subjects. Thank you so much for being the lifeline to our students!