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

Mentoring Groups

Junior League

Regina DeLoach
Yvonda Higgins
Kanesha Hines
Erikka Jackson
Colleen McCartney
Tameka Nelson

Lindsey Stallings
Marian Thomas
Ashley Washington
Marlita White
Dale Williams

Group 1

Key Blackman
Sheena Freeman
April Golatt
Marissa Hunt 

Catrina McCollum
Carolyn Thompson
Regina Webster
Dr. Cookie Woolner

Southern School of Optometry

Shane Benally
Elsie Chang
Ariel Chao
Makayla Cornwell-Young 
Jackie Dang
Gabby Gafford
Ashley Hobson

Jamie Kao
Ellitta Mezgebu
Sarah Mostrorocco
Kelly Nguyen
Dee Dee Robinson
Lauren Watson
Shelby Wilkes

Group 2

Shan Arnold
Marvin Brown
Magan Collins
Tonya Hill
Ranita Johnson-Hafford

Rev. Donald Letcher
Bryce Lilttle
Patrice Thomas
Lisa Webb
Darryl Williams

Scholar Group and Student Leader Mentors

IP Business Mentors

Rosalind Cooper
Roderick Erbvy
Ezinne Eyize
Alexus Laboo

Stefon Lewis
Brianna Reid
Alexia Wallac

Smith & Nephew Mentors

Pam Cherry
Lisa Hassell
Fred Levko

Rabia Qadir
Roeshell Robinson
Yarnelle Waller

National Society of Black Engineers Mentors

Quincy Beasley
Osheana Jenkins 
Kaila Muhammad 
William Yates

Student Executive Board Mentor

The late Ray George

Creative Mentors

Roeshell Robinson
Tonya Hill
Shan Arnold
Jessica Mason

Jay Uiberall Community Service Mentor

Lou Etta Burkins

Gaston "Will" Perry

Ivan Rodriguez

Jasmine Butler

Law Mentors

Lucy Boateng

Prince Chambliss

Dean DeCandia

Gatson "Will" Perry

LeadONE Mentor

Rebecca Jacoby

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! 


Binh Doan

David Thompson

  Kalia Muhammad 

We would be remiss not to thank Julia Hurwitz, PhD for not only facilitating regular Math ACT Prep Sessions but for donating books, calculators, and gift cards to help prepare and motivate our students.  Thank you Julia for all you do for our students!

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