Tap In offers Afterschool, Summer, and Family Enrichment Programs. All of our programs are led by a staff of committed professionals and supported by a dedicated, highly-trained team of volunteers and strong collaborations with community and University organizations.
After School Enrichment Program
Our After School Enrichment Program serves scholars at four locations: Centennial High School, Edison Middle School, Franklin Middle School, and Jefferson Middle School. The program provides scholars one-to-one tutoring in the areas of math, science, technology, and language. Tap In staff and dedicated volunteers from the University of Illinois and Parkland College serve as mentor/tutors for our scholars. Our curriculum is derived from Illinois State Standards, approved 4-H curriculum, and innovative S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) modules.
Summer Enrichment Program
Our Summer Enrichment Program is fundamentally based on intentional learning. During morning sessions, scholars participate in academic activities with a strong emphasis on literacy, cultural awareness, leadership, and service learning. In the afternoon, scholars embark on intentional learning through recreational activities. Scholars learn about health and fitness through activities such as the Tap In Olympics, and explore cultural learning through visual and performing arts. A popular experience is the Tap In Bank and Store!
Family Enrichment Program
Our Family Enrichment Program provides Tap In parents with special workshops, training, and connections to community resources.Tap In believes in the necessity of family and community collaboration, and recognizes parents and family members as key members of our team. This year, some examples of events we have held include an Adult Cyber Night Workshop, teaching members of the community ways to safely take advantage of the resources which the Internet offers, and a Lotions Class for scholars and their parents to meet other Tap In families.