Through positive mentorship, we strive to inspire underserved youth to become visionaries for ways of improving their own communities using athletic, health, education and social programs that provide opportunities for exploring and engaging beyond their current circumstances.


Tarik Black decided long before he ever signed his first NBA contract that if he was blessed with the resources to give back to his hometown of Memphis, he would. After hearing a moving acceptance speech by former NBA player, now successful businessman Magic Johnson when he was in Memphis for the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award, Tarik understood the powerful influence and impact an NBA player can have on advancing positive change in communities.

Fast forward about 10 years later. Tarik now finds himself in a position to follow in the footsteps of professional athletes who dedicate their personal lives to making a difference in their hometowns, the cities in which they now call home and across the globe.


An Evening for Boys and Men

A Conversation about Growing into Manhood Tarik Black Foundation wants sons, fathers, uncles -- All men, all ages to come out to An Evening for Boys and Men. Jerald Trotter, who tells us to "Use Your Head, Don't Lose Your Head", along with former NFL...

Welcome to Summer Glam

Welcome to Summer GLAM!  Sponsored by Tarik Black Foundation Summer GLAM (Girls Life Skills Academy Memphis) is a camp for 25 girls. It’s a camp that is a summer job made possible through the TBF business partnership with the City of Memphis. This partnership allows...

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Travel with me to explore the Science of Basketball.

Travel with me to explore the Science of Basketball. Who’s invited: 2017 TRANSFORMATION50 Campers (Only campers who attended last year’s camp) When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Fieldtrip: U.S. Space Center, Huntsville, AL Buses Depart: 5:15 am Return appx.: 7:15 pm (please...

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TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp

Tarik hosts TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp July 9 – 13 Emmanuel Center 604 St. Paul Pl. This camp is free for 50 boys ages 11-15 Boys interested in participating must apply in person during one of the application sessions that will be held at the...

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Tarik Black: Giving Back to Memphis in a major way

Terry Davis, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Former University of Memphis star Tarik Black hosted 50 area boys at Ridgeway High School for a basketball camp unlike most others. In addition to teaching basketball skills, campers learned about life off the court —...

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