TAP is a week-long summer program for 60 children ages six through twelve held in Columbus and LaGrange (called Troup TAP). Children are recruited from different religious and cultural backgrounds and unified by their experiences of the arts throughout the week.  Each session, they all work together to create a “Unity Piece,” one communal work of art which is then permanently displayed in the community.  TAP Unity Pieces may be found hanging from the rotunda in the Columbus Public Library (a huge mobile) and standing tall on the corner of Broadway and 12th Street in Uptown Columbus (a Peace Tree sculpture) to name a few. In LaGrange a Peace Tree stands in the garden of the Public Library and another on the Day School wall at St. Mark's.

Youth are trained to serve as Teen Interns and Mentors.  During the week preceding the program, these teens from diverse backgrounds get to know and trust each other, engage the year’s theme, and learn to be program leaders.  These teenagers truly are mentors; they are taught to live into positions of leadership and responsibility, accountable to their teammates and their group of children.  They shepherd them throughout the rotations, help and guide them, and assist the adult volunteers.  The children bond with and emulate these young leaders; the youth grow and flourish with this responsibility.


APPLY FOR TAP 2018:

(Teens--keep scrolling for your application!) 

June 25-29 at the Rankin Arts Center; Each morning from 8:45 a.m. to Noon

Open to children ages 6-11. Please only apply if you are able to attend the full week.

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TAP is possible only by the generous donations of time and talent from more than 65 adults and teen-agers each year and, of course, the enthusiastic participation of 60 TAPPERs and their families! On average, TAP costs about $10K each year-- about $150/child—and is funded by private donations. For 23 years TAP has been available free of charge to any child who wants to participate, and we remain committed to making TAP available to all! We are greatly appreciative of any and all donations, no matter the amount. To help make TAP happen this year, we invite your family to contribute. Check if you would like to donate any of the following:

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COLUMBUS TAP 2017 "TRANSFORMING ME TO WE"

 

COLUMBUS TAP 2016 "KNOW, HOLD, GIVE, SEE, BE JOY"

COLUMBUS TAP 2015 "20 YEARS OF TEACHING TOLERANCE"

Troup TAP 2015 "Shine On: Be the One to Stand Out from the Crowd"

TROUP TAP 2014 "GROOVY TO SERVE"