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

SPORTS CAREERS The cancellation of this year’s internship due to COVID-19 was unexpected. However, the break in activities presented the chance to reimagine and refocus. Collaborating with new partnering organizations means new innovative experiences for youth.

The 2020 summer internship may have been interrupted but virtual technology offers countless ideas for curating a robust sports technology experience for youth. Details will be announced soon.

TBF programs give youth access to practical information while they learn valuable life lessons. 

Summer GLAM (Girls’ Life Academy Memphis) We are excited to offer past Summer GLAM interns a virtual self-care experience in partnership with SOUL ABODE. During these uncertain times, taking care of mind, body and spirit is important. SOUL ABODE lessons and concepts will give these young ladies many tools for day-to-day well being.

In addition to a free self-care guide for all Summer GLAM interns, SOUL ABODE is offering ten scholarships for virtual life coaching. To learn more about SOUL ABODE, visit soulabode.com.

If you are a 2018 or 2019 intern and have not received your SOUL ABODE invitation, please send an email to judith@tarikblackfoundation.org.

Programs are designed to elevate how youth think about life by providing exposure to unique opportunities.

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.


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.



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.