As some of you know, I am involved with the Thompson-Pound Art Program (TAP), a program sponsored by CVEM (Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministries) for children ages 6 through 11. It brings children from different economic, social, and religious backgrounds to give them an experience of learning from those different from them in hopes to build a more peaceful future. It’s all art-related, including crafts, music, dance/movement, etc. and is a TON of fun. The groups of children rotate through various stations throughout the day and all learn a lot and have a great time.
The dates for the 2010 TAP are June 21-25 from 8:45 to Noon at the Rankin Art Center. I will be participating every day, and am willing to take any children or youth with me. Youth are encouraged to participate as group leaders, and need to attend a special training the week before.
I would love to see some St. Nicholas people involved, even for a day, or even just an hour to pop in to see how it all works. It’s really impressive. If you would like to participate at all, please let me know. There is a planning meeting on Monday, May 24 at 11:00am at CVEM if you want to help out with that. I will be going down and would love to carpool.
Here are a couple of articles I wrote for the website last year after my week at TAP, which will give you more info: My Week At TAPTAP Presentation.
If you would like a registration form, e-mail me and I’ll e-mail you one.
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