Global Collaborations












Taking Back the Future



We curate innovative youth programs.

Taking Back the Future programs provide youth both life-changing and practical learning experiences through access and exposure to enlightened individuals and the resources offered by cutting-edge businesses and institutions. Our programs are anchored by four important concepts: Wealth Creation, Global Affairs, Health Matters and Technology Impact

Enlightenment in these areas will arm youth with important tools for navigating their lives. Our vision in the end is a world in which youth are well informed, well-rounded and well prepared to embrace the future.

SPORTS CAREERS The cancellation of this year’s internship due to COVID-19 was unexpected. However, the break in activities presented the chance to reimagine and refocus. Collaborating with new partnering organizations means new innovative experiences for youth. 

 The 2020 summer internship may have been interrupted but virtual technology offers countless ideas for curating a robust sports technology experience for youth. Details will be announced soon.

Summer GLAM (Girls’ Life Academy Memphis) We are excited to offer past Summer GLAM interns a virtual self-care experience in partnership with SOUL ABODE. During these uncertain times, taking care of mind, body and spirit is important. SOUL ABODE lessons and concepts will give these young ladies many tools for day-to-day well being.

In addition to a free self-care guide for all Summer GLAM interns, SOUL ABODE is offering ten scholarships for virtual life coaching. To learn more about SOUL ABODE, visit 

If you are a 2018 or 2019 intern and have not received your SOUL ABODE invitation, please send an email to

TBF featured at Sports Tech Summit in Tel Aviv

International exposure gives access to future program possibilities TBF was proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 International Sports Tech Nation Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel this past fall. As part of TBF’s strategic plan for rebranding, we are partnering with global...

Taking Back the Future provides technology for studying at home

When COVID-19 brought schools to an abrupt closing in March, thousands of Shelby County Schools students found themselves at home without access to the technology for continuing classwork. As part of Tarik Black Foundation’s launch into Taking Back the Future, we...

TBF Is Taking Back The Future For Students 

 “I am very grateful because I was able to continue the educational needs for my children.” - Angelica Parker Memphis, TN —With the cancellation of summer programs due to COVID-19 concerns, Tarik Black Foundation (TBF) has decided to partner with Urban Strategies...

TBF’s 2nd annual multicultural celebration gives youth a taste of cultural traditions

The TBF's 2nd annual multicultural and game watch event was a kick-off to the holidays for 200 youth and their parents. Tarik Black’s From Tel Aviv to Memphis: A Multicultural Celebration and Viewing Party took place at Bridges Center in Memphis. It was a time to make...

Tarik Black’s From Tel Aviv to Memphis: A Multicultural Celebration

Tarik Black Foundation is hosting a FREE multicultural celebration. Tarik Black’s From Tel Aviv to Memphis: A Multicultural Celebration will include watching a Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv basketball game. During each quarter, party-goers will experience fun Hanukkah, Mexican, and Kwanzaa traditional foods and games. The event takes place on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm at Bridges Center, 477 N. Fifth St. Memphis, TN.

How You Can Help

Partner with us

The lessons and resources we offer to youth are made possible through partnerships that provide intellectual resources as well as tangible ones. We look for local and national agencies that can offer meaningful field trip experiences, life skills sessions, or serve as mentors to youth involved in our programs. We seek out unique locations so interns and campers experience eye-opening and meaningful activities. Our partnerships with others make this all happen.


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.

Session Leader

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.



Through your financial and in-kind support, we are able to offer youth transformational life experiences so they are well prepared, well informed, and well rounded.

For more information about how you can help, contact us.

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