Our goal at TAP is to graduate your son into high school with a bright future:

 

Our students illuminate their homes with a spirit of friendship and fellowship; they are capable thinkers who

are academically competitive; and are change-makers who are actively pondering their contributions to the community.

Our focus on Character and Mentoring addresses the need for positive tangible role models in the community. We develop our students' ability to make constructive choices through strong relationships with mentors and exposure to the humanities. Mentoring in a single-sex environment provides a safe space for moral, psychological and emotional development. Inspired by our founder Professor Smith, we expose students to the liberal arts and the humanities to rouse and educate their sense of inner freedom.

Our approach to Career and Education addresses the need for increased student and family engagement and outcomes. We involve parents as a primary and critical aspect of student growth. We model a love of learning and respond to the interest of our students. We provide access to important academic and professional resources.

Our engagement in Community and Family helps our students in appreciate their belonging in and responsibility for community. We provide opportunities for students and families to socialize with like-mined peers and with YLF mentors. We engage in service to reinforce sense of community responsibility.

Past YLF students that embody this ideal have attended schools such as: Benjamin Banneker, Bullis, Gonzaga, Georgetown Visitation,and The Heights School. These students have also attended colleges like: Howard University, University of Maryland  and Virginia State University.

 

Programs Description

TAP hosts After-School Clubs, Summer Camp, and Saturday Workshops consisting of the following:

(1) After-School Clubs

  • September-June

  • Students meet 1-2 per week from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

  • Students are grouped by grade level (elementary, middle)

  • Typical day involves homework help, mentoring, sports and other electives

    • 3:00 Tutoring/Mentoring

    • 4:15 Extra-Curricular Activity

    • 5:00 Sports & Games

 

(2) Summer Camp

  • July-August

  • Students meet daily for five weeks from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Students are grouped by grade level

  • Typical day involves academic modules, mentoring, sports and other electives

(3) Saturday Leadership Workshop

  • September-June

  • Students attend every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Students are grouped by grade level (middle, high school)

  • Typical day involves leadership activities, mentoring, sports and other electives

    • 9:00    Breakfast

    • 9:45    Study Hall/ Chess

    • 10:45  Leadership Activity

    • 11:45  Sports & Games

Contact

To learn more about this program, you may contact:

Demetrius Quarles

TAP Director

dquarles@helpingkids.org

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