Our free summer boys basketball camp and summer camp internship programs inspire teen boys and girls by preparing them to become successful adults ready to harmoniously work to impact their communities. The Tarik Black Foundation’s core values are; faith, compassion, integrity, respect, and being prepared for the opportunity. These principles guide all that the foundation does and forms the basis for our service to youth.





Communication, Decision Making, and Goal Setting

TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp and Summer Girls’ Life Academy Memphis (GLAM) Camp both focus on these three fundamental life skills which are the foundation for building a successful, happy, healthy and well-rounded life. Thanks to community support and business partnerships, these camps are free and some of our participants are actually paid to attend during the summer.

TRANSFORMATION50 is the camp for boys offered each summer to 50 young men in the Memphis area. Supported by professional athletes, local and national partners, this camp offers boys ages 11 – 15 exploratory field trips, interactive social skills sessions, and basketball clinics. (Click Here for More Details)

Summer GLAM is the camp for girls offered to 25 young ladies. Participants apply with and are employed by MPLOY, the City of Memphis’ Summer Youth Employment program, to be considered for this camp. Young ladies hired, participate in a six-week camp experience. Harnessing local government, business, and professional resources, Summer GLAM puts girls face-to-face with everyday adult responsibilities and provides them decision-making tools. With the support of community businesses and professionals, participants receive good information, grow in confidence and leave better prepared for the next phase of life. (Click Here for More Details)

By helping youth acquire essential skills and good information,
our goal is to give youth what it takes to thrive and successfully transition into adulthood.


TRANSFORMATION50 expands to include a six weeks summer program for older boys

New junior counselor program will pay participants as they learn about non-athletic professions in sports and train to be counselors. MEMPHIS, TN Oct. 4, 2018 -- The Tarik Black Foundation will expand its TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills camp by adding a...

Tarik signs contract to play overseas

The Tarik Black Foundation (TBF) is excited to announce that Tarik has signed a one-year contract with Israel Maccabi Tele Aviv. This will be his fifth season playing professional basketball. Last year, he returned to the Houston Rockets after a 2 1/2 year stint with...

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Summer GLAM prepares teens for adulthood

Summer GLAM (Girls’ Life Academy Memphis) is a camp for 25 girls that’s actually a summer job made possible through our  business partnership with the City of Memphis. The City of Memphis’ Summer Youth MPloy program employs the girls selected for Summer GLAM. The TBF...

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Travel with me to explore the Science of Basketball.

Travel with me to explore the Science of Basketball. Who’s invited: 2017 TRANSFORMATION50 Campers (Only campers who attended last year’s camp) When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Fieldtrip: U.S. Space Center, Huntsville, AL Buses Depart: 5:15 am Return appx.: 7:15 pm (please...

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TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp

Tarik hosts TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp July 9 – 13 Emmanuel Center 604 St. Paul Pl. This camp is free for 50 boys ages 11-15 Boys interested in participating must apply in person during one of the application sessions that will be held at the...

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