Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Tap In Leadership Academy offers a relationship-centered, hands on Summer Enrichment Program. Our students embark on a multicultural journey; focusing on a different region of the world each week. Each enrichment activity is designed to expand on old skills, and develop new ones through creative, S.T.E.A.M. based activities. Students are given the opportunity to build new friendships, advance academic and literary achievement, release some energy outdoors, and incorporate leadership skills through our diverse, adventure-filled curriculum. Previous activities include: a study of Brazil, Egypt and Traditional Native American culture. Along side a cultural expert, students created masks, head dresses, rain sticks and drums; cooked a variety of ethnic foods; participated in traditional ritual dances and martial arts; recreated culturally specific games and experimented with creating hieroglyphics and make-up. Exciting field studies have included the Community FabLab, UI Pollinatarium, Krannert Center, Holocaust Museum, St. Louis Zoo, American Obstacle for zip-lining and much more!

Summer Enrichment Program Schedule (Sample)

Each program coordinator is empowered to design the specific activities that provide the enriching multicultural program for our scholars. A sample schedule for the Summer Enrichment Program showcases the major grouping of the activities in our program.


8:00-8:30 Breakfast 12:30-1:10 Enrichment Activities
8:30-8:45 Community Circle 1:10-1:20 Transition
8:45-9:00 Transition 1:20-2:00 Enrichment Activities
9:00-10:00 Leadership & Language 2:00-2:30 Transition/Snack
10:00-11:30 CILC 2:30-4:20 Enrichment Activities
11:30-11:45 Transition 4:20-4:30 Transition
11:45-12:15 Lunch 4:30-4:50 Passport Page
12:15-12:30 Transition 4:50-5:00 Dismissal/Dinner

Tap In Leadership Academy’s 2016 SEP Boat Cruise on Lake Michigan in Chicago.

Registration: SEP 2017 registration will open February 1, 2017. Spots fill up fast!


For entering kindergarten : Our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is from 8am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday at Tap In Prep Academy – 1605 W. Kirby Ave. Scholars will travel the world in six weeks, and have fun while learning about different countries. This program will provide a solid foundation for academic success in kindergarten and beyond with literacy and math activities, computer time, field studies and much more.

For entering first through entering fifth grade: Our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at Garden Hills Elementary School – 2001 Garden Hills Dr. Scholars will travel the world in six weeks, and have fun while learning about different countries. Experience cultural cooking, field studies, make new friends and create lasting memories.

For entering sixth through entering eighth grade: Our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is from 12pm to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday at the Kickback Lounge – 402 N. Randolph St. Scholars will spend the six weeks immersed in the multifaceted world of the creative arts and media design. Our scholars will discover their true potential as a media mogul while cutting and mixing tracks, designing the brand behind the artist from fashion to graphics, and finally documenting it all through videography and photography.

Thank You!

The Summer Enrichment Program was made possible thanks to the financial support of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.