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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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.

TRANSFORMATION50 is a summer basketball camp full of non-stop action for 50 boys in the Memphis area. Each day includes exploratory activities and interactive life skills experiences. Campers get to work on their game with Tarik, coaches, and trainers. Community leaders, agencies, and volunteers provide campers important life lessons and character education between basketball drills and vigorous play. The free one week camp is in a different community each summer.  

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.

Mentor Awardees

Officer Clayton Turner, Coach William “Woody” Woodruff, Fred Jones, Leonard Draper Sr.

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...

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.

Volunteer


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.

 

Donate


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.

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