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.
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.
SPORTS CAREERS Internship is an internship provided in partnership with City of Memphis’ Youth Services Division for 25 young men. The purpose is to provide interns, many of whom are high school or college athletes, with ideas for careers in the sports industry. So often, young athletes aspiring to become pro athletes are encouraged to have a “plan b”. This internship is designed to offer insight into careers in the sports industry for them to consider along with providing character and life skills lessons. Interns are selected by the City of Memphis Summer MPLOY program.
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.
TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp will be held at the North Frayser Community Center 2555 St. Elmo Ave. Campers registering for this year should be aware of this change from the previous location, Gaisman Community Center. New activities added to this...
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.