Mentors training for Columbus TAP

While TAP kids are getting groovy in LaGrange, the teen mentors are undergoing training for Columbus TAP next week. (The theme for Columbus TAP is Play Fair, by the way, but more on that later).

TAP literally would not be possible without the generosity of these teenagers who give up a whole two weeks of their summer for this program. This week, they are at the Rankin Arts Center every morning preparing for next week's event.

On Tuesday, they spent the morning in group's discussing fairness and justice and applying that to their own lives. One of the things they were asked to discuss was a time they witnessed unfair treatment in their own schools and how (or if) someone tried to change it. 

They aren't all serious over there, though. The pictures below are proof that they are having a little fun with some very active games!

Troup TAP is Groovy to Serve

We aren't back in the 70's, but Troup County kids are expressing their inner groovy this week at TAP.

For those who don't know, TAP is a week-long art program where kids ages 6-12 from different socioeconomic and religious backgrounds come together all in the name of art.

In LaGrange this week, the kids are exploring the theme "Groovy to Serve" by learning about different ways to serve their community and creating art inspired by service. At the end of the week, they will all work together to create one unified piece of art.

Next week, TAP will be held in Columbus. 

Anyway, take a look at some of what's been going on so far in LaGrange this week. Doesn't it look groovy?