Building Lives. Strengthening Communities.
We use sports camps, internships, and special events as tools for teaching important life skills and encouraging character growth. Our approach is to make programs accessible to youth from all walks of life because learning to live and work together is the most important life skill of all.
TRANSFORMATION50 is a summer basketball camp full of non-stop action for 50 boys in the Memphis area. Each day includes exploratory activities and interactive life skills experiences. Campers get to work on their game with Tarik, coaches, and trainers. Community leaders, agencies, and volunteers provide campers important life lessons and character education between basketball drills and vigorous play. The free one week camp is in a different community each summer.
Summer GLAM(Girls' Life Academy Memphis) is an internship provided in partnership with City of Memphis' Youth Services Division for 25 young ladies. Interns learn techniques for navigating the complex world of early adulthood through interactive sessions and field trips. Positive role models offer their time and knowledge to provide interns with the best information available so they are prepared to make good decisions for life. Interns are selected by the City of Memphis Summer MPLOY program.
Summer GLAM is a camp for 25 girls that’s made possible through our business partnership with the City of Memphis.
New junior counselor program will pay participants as they learn about non-athletic professions in sports.
The Tarik Black Foundation is now accepting applications for this summer’s TRANSFORMATION50 basketball and life skills camp. This year’s camp will be held at Gaisman Community Center. The camp runs July 15 – 19, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
How You Can Help
TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp gives volunteer coaches, trainers, and counselors the chance to positively impact the lives of campers participating in this transformative experience.
If you work well with teens and have a background in an area that would effectively introduce or teach an important life skill, we would like to hear from you. Our internship sessions are provided by volunteer session leaders. We are always looking for session leaders to offer experiential field trips that provide opportunities for character growth.