TBF Programs for Teens

Get ready to step into the future well informed, well rounded, and well prepared.


GLAM (Girls Life Academy Memphis) and Taking Back The Future (for teen boys) are youth empowerment programs that teach practical life skills. The goal is to start young people thinking about and laying the foundation for a successful life. The programs teach smart health habits, and wise financial moves. We start young people thinking globally about their future and encourage them to stay tech-savvy.

Both programs include interactives, workshops, field trips and fun events hosted by subject-matter experts and prominent thought leaders. With an elevated awareness about making informed choices for their lives, participants learn the importance of being well informed, well rounded and well prepared as they navigate to success.

A Whole New World is this summer’s GLAM theme. The two-day life conference for girls is June 2 – 3, 2023, and is open for teens 15 and up. REGISTER HERE.
Taking Back The Future, a program for high school and college males who are Summer MPLOY interns. To participate, the first step is to apply for City of Memphis’ summer employment with Youth Services and meet their hiring requirements. We interview interested MPLOY candidates and make offers to 20 applicants for our program during the spring MPLOY job fair. Participants are paid while in our program through MPLOY. For MPLOY application information https://www.cityofmemphisyouth.org/.