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MEMPHIS BEARS INC

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1035 University St Memphis TN 38107 USA

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1 person found this review helpful

Very proud to be a part of such an positive and influential organization. Although this is my first year actually being an active part of the organization, the "Memphis Bears" name has always been a big deal in my community. It is with pleasure to be apart of something that gives back to the community I grew up in and hold dear. My daughter is going into her 2nd year of being a part of the organization as a cheerleader and she is super excited and loves everybody from her fellow cheer members all the way to the coaches/staff. The Memphis Bears have allowed me offered my skills and time to also give back to ever so talented youth and for that I am grateful.

NCG

 
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Memphis Bears organization introduced my son to sports at a early age and he has grown to be a better athletic as a result. They are proven to be one of the best youth sports organizations in the world. We are proud to say we were part of Memphis Bears Inc.

 
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Both of my sons played football with the MBI. The team is very well organized and the parent participation is awesome. The staff/volunteers seemed to genuinely care about the kids on and off the field. This organization is more like a family rather than just a team. Kudos to the founder Craig Littles and the entire MBI staff! Keep up the good work in the community!

A. Marshae'

 
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Last years was my sons first year with the Memphis Bears and I have to say I was very impress with the Coaching staff and Board of Directors. This is a very well put organization and the Staff really do care about the youth... you could say that this organization is like family. They make you feel part of something and makes you want to reach out to the youth. Memphis need more organization like this one. Our youth need more of us to show them that they have a safe environment where they can have fun and also learn to become what ever they set their minds to be. I'm a proud parent of the Memphis Bears..."We the Memphis Bears"

 
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Hello,my name is Arieale.My son has been apart of the organization for 2years.Memphis Bears Inc is not just a sports organization,it's more like a special family.We all come together for a great cause,and that's to encourage our youth!I so proud to be apart of it!Go Bears!

 
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My name is Mrs. Jackson my grandson has been with the Bears since 2012 .My first year I was very impressed with the way the coach handle the kids they made it fun for the kids and made sure that they was safe . Then the next season I was ready to come back before grandson was and I started telling people about this great program .From then on until now I will be proud to say am a Memphis bear. This program is very good for the children and their parents you are encouraged to come to everything and also to be involved in everything .Am looking forward to many more years with the organization .

 
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My son played football for the Memphis Bears for 4 years. While there he was groomed by his coaches as one of the leaders of the team. After he aged out of the program, he went back on several occasions and worked as a volunteer junior coach. I can truly say that Memphis Bears is not just a youth sports organization; it is so much more and for most, it is a way of life. If you like to volunteer and give back to the community, this is a great place for you. For the child that has idle time, Memphis Bears gives them an opportunity to keep busy with all of the programs they offer. For the fatherless or motherless child, the coaches, staff and coordinators are there for them on and off of the field. For the child that has never been outside of Memphis, the Executive Director’s “Big Picture” vision for the organization has afforded them a travel opportunity to experience life on the road to another city in and outside of TN, where they compete in tournaments and visit local attractions in that city.
A few other things that impressed me about the Memphis Bears, is that they cater to the whole child and not just the sports side of the child. They bring in professionals to conduct Gang Awareness and Teenage Abstinence classes for all of the kids. Not only that, did I mention that they cater to the parents as well? They implemented “Parent Night Out” for parents & volunteers (adults only), so that the parents can relax, mingle and get to know other parents and volunteers on a personal base. Finally, what was most impressive to me outside of everything else was when they started having “Daddy Meetings” with all of the fathers to get them more involved with the program during practice and on game day.
So you see, Memphis Bears Inc. is not just a Youth Sports Organization, it’s a Family Organization where kids play and parents participate.

See picture, my child #96 - 2013 SYS Super Bowl Champs!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Having worked with other nonprofit organizations, I can truly say Memphis Bears Inc. (MBI) is a pillar within the community and a much needed asset to the children that it serves. The opportunities that it provides for inner city youths who are from noted high crime and poverty stricken neighborhoods allow them to be removed from the daily struggle of survival and gives them positive alternatives, by focusing on education, athletics, teamwork, leadership, etc.. The various activities, along with the mentorship that is displayed by all within the organization, reinforces the mission of the organization, which ultimately promotes community pride, good citizenship, and a positive attitude geared towards success. Additionally, I have been privy to the first-hand selflessness of the organization’s leader and how without regard for personal elevation, he has devoted personal resources to ensure the youths of the organization are served. There are not enough good things that I could say about MBI without making this review a dissertation, but if you do not believe me, take a look for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

 
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Memphis Bears Inc is a bright spot in Memphis Tn that's named number 3 in the dangerous cities in the country. MBI has taken inner city kids and given them an alternative to crime and given them a better out look on life and the pursuit of happiness. Craig Littles as received several awards and accolades for his continuing hard work with the kids in Memphis, Tn and surrounding areas.

 
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Memphis Bears Inc. is an excellent organization in the community. I was introduced to Memphis Bears through a camp my son attended one summer. He absolutely loved it and learned a lot. Not only does this organization promote good sportsmanship through the various sports offered but it is promoting young boys and girls to become productive citizens in their community. This organization is an organization which lead by example. Every member of the board and staff are leaders and promote leadership throughout the organization which will bleed to the community to promote future leaders.

 
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