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.
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 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.
The Tarik Black Foundation proudly congratulates Tim Green, Jr., our Director of Boys' Programs on being named one of this year's 40 Under 40. The honor acknowledges Tim as among the Forty Most Influential Urban Elite Professionals Under Forty in Memphis. Top 40 Under...
We are pleased to welcome Timothy Green, Jr. as TBF’s Director of Boys Programs. Tim will be responsible for developing partnerships that support the foundation’s programs for adolescent and teen- age boys. He will oversee the foundation’s SPORTS CAREERS Internship...
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...
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.