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 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awardee #7 is Tim Green, Jr. Tim is the Executive Director and Founder of The Dividend, Co-founder of Memphis Restorative Justice Coalition, Founder of Tim Green Presents: Brunch and Convos and he is the Memphis Impact Leader for Profound Gentlemen. Through all his jobs and endeavors, he works to mentor boys and male educators of color.
Tim is a native Memphian and considers it his life’s work to give back to the community that shaped his life. After graduating from Whitehaven High School in 2003, He received his BA in Political Science from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a M.Ed. from Bethel University. Tim has over 16 years of experience in youth development from being a classroom teacher to working for some of the mid-south’s most prestigious schools and nonprofits.
He is also the Vice Board Chair of Blues City Cultural Center, an Ignite Memphis Volume 10 speaker, founding cohort member of the national organization, Leaders of Color Initiative, Memphis Grizzlies Scholars mentor, Embark Fall 2015, and member of Leadership Memphis Executive Program 2017. #40UrbanElite
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 program and TRANSFORMATION50 Basketball and Life Skills Camp. In addition, he will develop and present activities throughout the year that provide lessons in character, cultural enlightenment, and leadership.
Tim is the founder of The Dividend program, Co-founder of Memphis Restorative Justice Coalition, founder of Tim Green Presents: Brunch and Convos and he is the Memphis Impact Leader for Profound Gentlemen. Tim is passionate about seeing youth develop into successful, grounded adults. With this focus, all of his endeavors have centered around mentoring young men, in particular, young men and male educators of color. He is a native Memphian where he graduated from Whitehaven High School. He considers it his life’s calling to give back to the community that shaped his life.
He has a BA in Political Science from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a M.Ed. from Bethel University. Tim has over 16 years of experience in youth development from classroom teaching to working for some of the Mid-south’s most prestigious schools and nonprofits.
Tim is the Vice Board Chair of Blues City Cultural Center, an Ignite Memphis Volume 10 speaker, a Memphis Grizzlies Scholars and Embark Fall 2015 mentor, and member of Leadership Memphis Executive Program 2017.
“Tim brings the innovative ideas and leadership we want to have in developing engaging life skills, character growth, cultural enlightenment, and leadership training activities,” said Judith Moore, TBF President. “We are excited to bring Tim’s level of expertise, energy, and passion to TBF.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. —
After hitting it big in the NBA, a Memphis man is giving back to the community.
Los Angeles Lakers player and former U of M Tiger Tarik Black announced Tuesday his new foundation committed to helping his city and inner city youth. First up: a new summer basketball camp for teens.
“God has put me in the position to give back, and I feel like it’s my obligation,” he said. “Crime has been an issue in Memphis, and it helps when you have programs and things going on they can get involved in.”
Black said he will teach more than basketball; he will also teach life skills just like he learned from those who steered his steps.
Black’s ball camp will host 50 kids at Ridgeway High, where he went to school.
“I’d love to participate and learn from him,” said Bellevue Middle student Jonathan Lawson. “Learn his moves and how he do things off and on the court.”
It’s a huge hit among the teens we talked to for different reasons.
“I think this can inspire a lot of kids to come back and do stuff for their community,” said Terrence Jacobs.
Black hopes to help break that cycle of crime and poverty and show kids you can succeed in this city. A place he believes in.
“That’s why it was so important for me to implement this because it means so much for me, and it’s home for me,” he said.
Hours before he announced his new foundation, Black got married to Kennedy Raye in Memphis Tuesday at city hall. Mayor Jim Strickland officiated.