Recently a couple Junior League of Memphis members reflected on their placement with Memphis Athletic Ministries: Ladies Lounge (MAM), and shared how they spent their day impacting young girls. The article below was written by MAM Historian of the Day, Tameka H. Nelson and MAM Program Chair, Dee Lovette.
MAM: Activity Impact
With all the rain we’ve experienced for several days, I must say hanging out with the girls from MAM was quite refreshing. These young ladies are very energetic and blazing with unique personality! As members of the league, it was our pleasure sharing words of encouragement and expressing gestures of love and most of all “kindness” which happened to be the word shared with the girls for the day.
We began the morning with introductions and getting to know the girls. We explained the first project they would be working for the day: creating “kindness” jars. After the girls and the JLM mentors shared their definition of kindness, the crafting and creativity begin. The girls, with the assistance of the JLM mentors, created their masterpieces! The girls were encouraged let their minds soar with creativity. They used materials such as mason jars, paint, colored pencils and markers to bring their masterpieces to life.
The second project for the morning involved each girl partnering up with a JLM mentor to make colored bracelet cords. Now this project was a bit of a challenge for our mentors but not the MAM girls. These young ladies jumped in full speed. The girls took charge and completed the bracelets without a second thought. Needless to say, it was no challenge for the girls! After completing the bracelets, it was time to call it a day. We ate more healthy treat, took pictures of our day to remember and said our goodbyes. We hope the girls enjoyed spending their morning with the JLM as much as we enjoyed spending ours with them!
To learn more about this Community Program and others, visit https://www.jlmemphis.org/community-partnerships-and-programs.