TRANSFORMATION50 is TBF’s summer camp that combines basketball training with life skills to prepare 50 young men for the future.

The four-day camp is designed to give young men who play basketball in middle and high school, tools for success on the court, but more importantly off the court. Basketball players ranging in age from 11- 15 will participate in sessions that teach appropriate decorum, financial responsibility, communications, conflict resolution, civic responsibility, leadership –and of course, basketball. This game plan is to help young men grow into productive citizens prepared to lead the charge in positively changing their neighborhoods and communities where ever life takes them. Camp dates for 2018 will be announced early in the year. Middle, high school and community basketball coaches in Memphis will be contacted to recommend players to participate. The players to actually attend the camp are selected based on the coaches’ recommendations. For more information, please email


Congratulations to our 2017 Community Citizens Award Recipients

Each Award is named after these inaugural honorees. These four men were selected by Tarik for the positive mentorship they provided during his formative years. Each year, these awards will be presented to citizens whose service in mentoring youth reflect the ideals of each of these awards.
  • Sargent Byron Johnson Police Officer Role Model Award
  • Coach Wesley Henning Nothern Star Award
  • Willie Gregory Touchstone Award
  • Leonard Draper III Guiding Hand Award

Congratulations to the TRANSFORMATION50 Outstanding Character Award Recipients

  • Quarin Donely, 1st Place
  • De’Juan Denton, 2nd Place

Congratulations to the TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball Tournament MVP

  • Amarr Knox


Could you be a potential TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp Sponsor or Mentor?

The Tarik Black Foundation was founded in January 2017 with a plan to build a better world through targeted programming for youth. Tarik Black is a player for the National Basketball Association with the Houston Rockets. A Memphis native and University of Memphis graduate, he is seeking committed sponsors and mentors who share his passion for this work.

The foundation’s main program is the TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp. It provides a week of basketball instruction and life skills experiences for boys between the ages of 11-15. We are committed to the development and empowerment of future leaders/athletes. We use basketball as a tool to attract young athletes and young men. Once a part of the camp program, our participants not only receive quality basketball training but classes in life skills such as how to tie a necktie, change a tire, manage finances, how to positively engage with law enforcement, table etiquette and more. Our camp participants are encouraged to develop life skills and values so they become well-rounded, productive citizens in society. Most importantly, campers have FUN in a positive environment where they are uplifted, nurtured and respected. If you would like to be a camp sponsor or mentor, we look forward to speaking with you. Please call (901) 485-5425 or email for more information.


If you would like to be considered to offer a life skills session during the TRANSFORMATION50 camp, we would love to hear from you. We invite you to submit a proposal for the instruction you are interested in providing. Your proposal will be evaluated by our camp board of advisors and we will be in touch if we decide that the instruction you are proposing is in line with what we look to offer campers.

Please send curriculum proposals to