An Evening for Boys and Men focuses on thinking before acting

An Evening for Boys and Men focuses on thinking before acting

George Weaver (left) Jerald Trotter (center) Ken Hamlin (right)

A Conversation about Growing into Manhood

George Weaver program consultant for the Brotherhood Crusade, Los Angeles; Jerald Trotter, Fed Up Anti-Gun Crime Campaign spokesperson, and Ken Hamlin, Former NFL Player talked to TRANSFORMATION50 campers about keeping a level head and thinking about the potential consequences of their actions. This forum was the final program for the 2018 TRANSFORMATION50 Camp. The event included the announcement of this year’s Community Citizen Mentor Honorees: Ken Bennett – Streets Ministries; Pastor Peris Lester, Mount Olive Cathedral CME Church; Coach Verties Sails former Southwest Community College Coach, and Sgt. Wesley Littlejohn, Memphis Police Department.

The finale was the announcement of the TRANSFORMATION50 Camp Awards for 2018: Carlito Craft – 1st Place Character Award, Donovan Carter – 2nd Place Character Award and Nikkareon Williams and Myles Richarson – Tournament MVP Awards. This concluded a week of camp activities including a field trip to the Marshall Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL where campers learned about projectile motion, the force that puts a thrown basketball into motion. In addition to basketball skills, campers learned life skills such as tying a tie, checking under the car hood and using household tools. Camp application and registration dates are announced in early spring and will be posted on this site and in our social media.

An Evening for Boys and Men

An Evening for Boys and Men

George Weaver (left) Jerald Trotter (center) Ken Hamlin (right)

A Conversation about Growing into Manhood

George Weaver program consultant for the Brotherhood Crusade, Los Angeles; Jerald Trotter, Fed Up Anti-Gun Crime Campaign spokesperson, and Ken Hamlin, Former NFL Player talked to TRANSFORMATION50 campers about keeping a level head and thinking about the potential consequences of their actions. This forum was the final program for the 2018 TRANSFORMATION50 Camp. The event included the announcement of this year’s Community Citizen Mentor Honorees: Ken Bennett – Streets Ministries; Pastor Peris Lester, Mount Olive Cathedral CME Church; Coach Verties Sails former Southwest Community College Coach, and Sgt. Wesley Littlejohn, Memphis Police Department.
The finale was the announcement of the TRANSFORMATION50 Camp Awards for 2018: Carlito Craft – 1st Place Character Award, Donovan Carter – 2nd Place Character Award and Nikkareon Williams and Myles Richarson – Tournament MVP Awards. This concluded a week of camp activities including a field trip to the Marshall Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL where campers learned about projectile motion, the force that puts a thrown basketball into motion. In addition to basketball skills, campers learned life skills such as tying a tie, checking under the car hood and using household tools. Camp application and registration dates are announced in early spring and will be posted on this site and in our social media.
Travel with me to explore the Science of Basketball.

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 arrive no later than 5:00 am)

Pick-up and Drop-off location: Emmanuel Center – 601 St. Paul St. (near So. Lauderdale)

Thanks to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for this invitation to visit the U. S. Space Center for a special program just for Tarik Black Foundation campers. This field trip is free. If you are a 2017 TRANSFORMATION50 Camper and would like to attend, please send an email letting us know you are interested to info@tarikblackfoundation.org to receive a sign-up form and more information.

TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp

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 Emmanuel Center:

June 16              Session I – 10 am    Session II – 4 pm

June 23              Session I – 10 am    Session II–  4 pm

Boys chosen for the camp will be notified by June 30 and must attend a brief registration and orientation session with their parent, sponsor or guardian on July 7th at the Emmanuel Center.

Applications must be submitted in person during one of the four sessions. Registration Forms must be competed on site on July 7th if selected to attend. No applications or registration forms will be accepted electronically.

TBF hosts morning with NetGeneration during U. S. Men’s Clay Tennis Tournament in Houston

TBF hosts morning with NetGeneration during U. S. Men’s Clay Tennis Tournament in Houston

“ASPIRE” was the word of the day on a chilly Sunday morning in April as youth in Houston joined the Tarik Black Foundation (TBF) for a tennis clinic presented by the U. S. Tennis Association’s NetGeneration program. Joined by Rocket teammate Luc Mbah a Moute, Tarik used the word of the day to encourage youth to work to achieve their dreams. While participating in the free clinic, youth met U. S. Men’s Clay Court tennis professionals Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe who visited with participants prior to the start of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U. S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. “This was the first of activities we are partnering with the U. S. Tennis Association’s NetGeneration to provide,” said Judith Moore, TBF president,  “We use these types of experiences to teach life skills, instill values and build cultural bridges.” #NetGeneration  #U. S. Tennis Association #characterbuildingvalues