Our mission is to foster character, life skills, and values in youth so that they are well informed, well prepared, and well rounded. 

 

 

Our mission is to foster character, life skills, and values in youth so that they are well informed, well prepared, and well rounded.

 

 

Our mission is to foster character, life skills, and values in youth so that they are well informed, well prepared, and well rounded.

Preparing Youth for Life.

 

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 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.

 

SPORTS CAREERS internship provides teen male athletes between 15 – 19 the chance to explore careers in the sports industry. In 2020, much of the program will focus on professions in the sports technology industry. Our goal is to offer athletes ideas for working in the sports industry. We know that not every high school athlete goes on to play professionally. We encourage young athletes to embrace additional sports career possibilities. This internship is also open to non-athletes. Realizing the impact of technology on the sports industry, interns in the program will become with the jobs of the future and learn what they need to do now to prepare. The program also includes sessions that focus on life skills, character development and the importance of integrity.

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 interning with us, 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 Sports Careers.

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.

Volunteer


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.

 

Donate


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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