Memphis “Beat the Odds” (MBTO) Foundation recognizes and honors young people who have overcome tremendous obstacles to achieve and find success. Like Marian Wright Edelman and the Children’s Defense Fund’s nationally renowned “Beat the Odds” project, Memphis “Beat the Odds” focuses on the positive potential of youth.
To date, the we have shared the stories of over 125 extraordinary youth by honoring them at the annual Memphis "Beat the Odds" Awards Banquet. We continue our efforts to bring positive attention to young people throughout the year with educational programming and community/service projects.
Check out this great video chronicling Memphis "Beat the Odds" awardees past and present.
Help us give the recipients the awards they deserve.
Whether you give $20 or $1000, your contribution helps each student achieve their goals in school and beyond.