TAPS Talk

Continuing Support from Daniel Puder

Daniel Puder Undefeated Mixed Martial Arts Fighter has turned his fighting skills to battling bullying! Recently he stopped by two TAPS Academy sites in Houston to share with the students his story and how they can overcome the odds that are against them. TAPS Academy thanks Daniel for being a part of TAPS Academy. We […]

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Visit from Chief Lumpkin

It was a special day at TAPS Academy in Columbus, Ohio recently. Chief Brian Lumpkin (Houston Police Department, retired) visited Independent High School as they discussed bullying. Chief Lumpkin is the co-founder of TAPS Academy (read more about Chief Lumpkin at http://tapsacademy.org/about-us/our-team/). He is now retired but still very much involved in TAPS. Chief Lumpkin […]

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Polar Bear

Another memorable story to add to TAPS history. An alumni from BBRC tells us his story. Anderson aka polar bear is making a difference in his new life. He is now back in school with the goal of graduating next year. He is working nights and going to school during the day. “I did the […]

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TAPS Ponce PR: Week 5 (English & Spanish Translation)

FIFTH WEEK PONCE – SAFE DRIVING-POLICE INTERVENTIONS – COMMISSIONER PRESENT La tarde de hoy se tocó el tema de Conducción Segura a los jóvenes, los cuales interactuaron estupendamente con el mentor Pol. Roche. Contaron sus vivencias con los policías. Muchos de ellos desconocían sobre la Ley de tránsito y sus enmiendas y las multas que […]

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Service Learning day at Beechnut Academy

TAPS Academy students at Beechnut learned the basics of gardening as they planted tomatoes, corn, peppers, and other vegetables. TAPS Academy’s service-learning projects teach the students new skills while at the same time provide the students an opportunity to give back to the community. We hope these vegetables will be ready in time for us […]

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Youth Village Service Learning Day Spring 2014

T- Shirt making is a skill that could turn into a trade for our TAPS students at Youth Village. They learned the art while making the TAPS shirts for our TAPS Classes. We plan to have TAPS T-shirts on sale at the TAPS Festival on May 17th.

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TAPS Ponce PR: Week 4 (English & Spanish Translation)

Esta semana se hizo una actividad fuera del salón de clases nominada Trabajo en Equipo. Los jóvenes estudiantes la disfrutaron mucho, ellos mismos formaron sus equipos a los cuales le dieron nombres, warriors, los atléticos, los leones, los policías, se practicaron diferentes juegos, donde ellos eligieron un líder de su grupo y todos seguían sus […]

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BBRC Service Learning Day & Police Display

Another eventful day at BBRC. Their service learning project was to paint the library area. Students were very excited to volunteer their creativity and energy towards painting the room that TAPS Academy represents. The Houston Police Department also came to BBRC for their display day. Youth Village TAPS Academy joined us for this very informative […]

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The “Marshmallow Project” – TAPS Academy Columbus

TAPS Academy Columbus, Officer Tony Lowery presented an awesome class on team building. Afterwards the students engaged in team building exercises. Officer Lowery is pictured here with a winning team of the “Marshmallow Project”. Officer Tony Lowery presented an awesome class on team building in Columbus, Ohio. Afterwards the students engaged in team building exercises. […]

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TAPS Ponce Week: Gang Violence

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