Become a mentor. Teach. Coach. Lead. Inspire.

Your time matters. Because of our amazing volunteers, we’re able to serve hundreds of students every day. Get involved today and make a difference in their tomorrow.


Pathways pairs our middle and high school scholars with caring adult mentors trained through the Grizzlies Foundation. We have a waiting list of students eager to be assigned a mentor. Will you serve?

Become a Mentor

Requirements to be a Mentor

• Complete a volunteer application
• Provide references
• Pass a background check
• Complete an interest assessment with a member of STREETS staff to best match your mentee
• Attend a Grizzlies TeamUp orientation, a Pathways new mentor training, and Stewards of Children training (Average of 6 total hours)
• Commit to meeting with your mentee, once a week during the school year, for a minimum of one hour, between 2:30-6pm, Monday – Friday


• 1 full school year commitment
• Minimum of 1 session (1 hour) per week with mentee
• During the session, mentors are expected to support their mentee in developing life skills, exposing them to new experiences and serving as a consistent, caring adult. Session content is supported by training programs, so mentors have the resources they need to be effective.

STREETS mentors and mentees attend Grizzlies games together, eat at local restaurants, visit local attractions, go to movies, and so much more!

For any additional information or questions, please contact us at or by phone 901- 525-7380.


STREETS Smart is an after-school program that pairs volunteers with elementary students to review basics in literacy. The program runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00p.m.


• Minimum of 1.5 hours weekly commitment

For any additional information or questions, please contact Elementary Coordinator
Johna Bryant, or by phone 901- 525-7380.

Block Parties
Block Parties are our after-hours opportunity to share the Gospel with our students. Each week, staff and volunteers lead students in songs, mixers, skits, and a devotional. The evening wraps up with dinner provided and served by individuals or groups, like churches, corporate teams, or groups of friends. A block party dinner consists of pizza, juice boxes, chips and cookies.

If you are interested in covering the cost of a block party meal (average of $250) and providing an evening of a meal, fun, and exposure to the gospel, contact

Bible Studies

At our core, STREETS exists to help students explore and embrace their faith. Our Bible studies help students dive deeper into the content from Block Parties, using STREETS provided curriculum.  These grade and gender-specific Bible studies are led by staff and volunteers. Bible study groups meet once a week and typically consist of four to eight students.

Become a Bible Study Leader

Called to coach? Coaching allows you to be a positive role model in students’ lives while helping to build character and improve self-esteem. Volunteers are needed to coach STREETS basketball, soccer, flag football, and kickball teams teams in both the in league play.

Coaches are required to conduct one practice a week and attend Saturday games for roughly eight weeks.

Become a coach