Lunch Buddies-Making lunch plans that makes a difference!

Open Opportunity


The scholars at Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School are huge fans of the Lunch Buddies program because it offers them the chance to attend lunch with local professionals (Male or Female). These middle school boys want to do well in school and need help navigating some of their life challenges. According to ACT scores, only 6% of Memphis boys are ready for college when they graduate.

One day of each week for 30 minutes could change the game for them. This program is so rewarding because it's flexible, simple and meaningful. Mentors are paired with two scholars in the same grade and visit them during their lunchtime.

Make lunch plans that make a difference by becoming a mentor. Learn more by signing up for an info-session. Link below:

Please, e-mail for more information! 

Organizer will approve registrants
Age Limit
21 and up
Requirement Details
Info Session
New Lunch Buddy Mentor Training
Mentor Application with references
Phone Interview
Complete Background Check and submit Background Check Waiver
Parking Details
168 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

Grizzlies Prep is located on the north side of Downtown Memphis, behind Calvary Episcopal Church. We recommend parking in the Best Park lot, which you can access from Jefferson, between BB King and 2nd Street, near the entrance of the school. Additional metered and paid lot parking is available on weekdays within the block of our building.

Additional Parking:
Parking Meters on Jefferson, N. B.B King & Adams ( $1.50 Per Hr- Min. $.50)
Best Park @ Grizzlies Prep ( 12pm-1pm $6)
Best Park @ 215 Jefferson Ave. ( 2hrs $2 Card/Cash)
Best Park @ 234 Jefferson Ave. ( 2hrs $2 Cash/Coin)
Sustainable Development Goals
6 Positions Filled | 12 Impacts | 22 Hours