Memphis "Beat the Odds" Supporting the positive potential of young people
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The Memphis “Beat the Odds” Foundation (MBTO) provides a positive message that young people can overcome tremendous obstacles
to achieve their goals.
Each year MBTO recognizes approximately six youth who have overcome incredible challenges. Yet, they find ways to give back to their communities. We also recognize one adult who has worked tirelessly on the behalf of youth. 

 Morgan S. Harris-Grant
(MBTO Recipient)
Every day I fight to live and so should you.

Morgan’s brain injury after a stroke left her temporarily blind. After regaining eyesight and learning to function again, she became a motivational speaker to encourage others to give life another chance.
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Volunteers Needed!
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the quality of life in your community. Volunteer
to help youth
beat the odds.
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Calling all MBTO Award recipients!

Are you a past MBTO Award recipient? 

We are often asked "where are they now?" Let us know how you are doing. Sharing your accomplishments helps inspire future youth leaders and helps us ensure that you are aware of MBTO events. Who knows, you may even be asked to present a trophy at an awards event! Just complete our online questionnaire. 


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