Tarik Black Foundation will be
Taking Back the Future in 2020
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 technology brands, especially those in sports. Through developing international and U. S. partnerships, we look to offer youth in our programs unique opportunities to learn about technology and sports. Tim Green, TBF director of boys' programs was a featured speaker at the summit where he spoke to nearly 400 international delegates attending this global summit about our plans for the future. Thanks to TBF founder and CEO, Tarik Black who is the starting center for Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv, for forging this opportunity.
Summer GLAM (Girls’ Life Academy Memphis) is a unique internship that prepares teens 15 – 19 to take on the future. We offer interns a nurturing environment where they learn practical life skills for adult living. GLAM focuses on concepts such as monthly budgeting, staying healthy, practicing safe habits, and developing good relationships. Our goal is to help interns become young women who are well informed and well prepared. During Summer GLAM we strive to offer a well-rounded six-week experience that underscores our core values – integrity, character, and respect.
This is a paid internship program made possible through our business partnership with the Memphis summer youth employment program MPLOY. To become a candidate for a Summer GLAM internship, the first step is to apply for summer employment with MPLOY. Applications are accepted December 1 – 31 each year. Once hired by MPLOY, 25 candidates are selected to participate in Summer GLAM.
TRANSFORMATION50 is a summer basketball and life skills camp full of non-stop action for 50 boys. Each day includes exploratory activities, in-depth discussions, and interactive experiences that encourage character development and self discovery. Campers get to work on their basketball game with Tarik, coaches, and trainers during an intense two-day session. Both off and on the court activities provide opportunities to learn valuable life lessons, meet new friends, and have an awesome time. Starting this year, Tarik will host two free 2-day TRANSFORMATION50 camps.
Click ABOUT TRANSFORMATION50 below for details.
TBF wants youth to leave the annual multicultural celebration with appreciation for cultural differences and increased global awareness January 1, 2020
Tarik Black’s annual multicultural celebration fosters an atmosphere of understanding and appreciation for diversity and different cultural traditions. An idea that started with plans to just show an international basketball game has morphed into an opportunity to...
The City of Memphis MPLOY Program named the Tarik Black Foundation Best Community Partner for 2019. The award was presented during MPLOY’s closing summer event at the Cannon Center. This summer, the Tarik Black Foundation provided summer employment for 50...
Officer Clayton Turner, Coach William “Woody” Woodruff, Fred Jones, Leonard Draper Sr.
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.