Youth in Memphis are exchanging ideas and experiences with students from around the globe. This is the second year for this cultural experience presented by Tarik Black Foundation as part of its Taking Back The Future programming.

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) and Givat Haviva International School (GHIS) are represented by a total of 13 young people who have an interest in exploring how they can make a positive difference in the world.

On day two of the exchange, PlayBack Memphis provided a workshop that explored the kinds of injustices young people witness and experience in their daily lives and the root causes.

On the final day the session was provided by curriculum developers from Lyfta, a global exploration virtual platform produced by filmmakers and educators in the United Kingdom and Finland. The session challenged students to understand how stereotypes and social assumptions hinder acceptance and understanding.

The International Youth Exchange is the vision of Tarik Black, TBF founder who launched the relationship between his foundation and GHIS when he played for
Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team. TBF has been a community partner with MAP since the foundation’s inception. Students selected for the program are in high school and most meet criteria set by their respective organizations to be involved.