The Acceptance Project (TAP) is a student-led and -run organization founded in 2017 at Stroudsburg with the mission of cultivating civil discourse within Stroudsburg High School.
The organization has now grown to more 200 members and is looking to deliver their mission to high schools across North Eastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) through their 2021 summer camp, “TAP into Summer.”
This five-day, overnight, dialogue-intensive, summer camp hosted at Kirkridge Retreat Center from July 28 to Aug. 1. The summer camp is sponsored by a local non-profit, Monroe County United (MCU), and is being funded through a Weiler Family Foundation grant.
“It’s because of this grant that we are able to make this camp completely free for all our attendees” said TAP Founder Taha Vahanvaty. “Civil discourse needs to be accessible to all students regardless of their financial or ideological background.”
Through an application process, TAP into Summer will select three students from each of eight NEPA high schools. Students must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior and be passionate about starting a TAP chapter in order to cultivate civil discourse in their high school.
Applications for the summer camp are available now through May 18. For more information visit TheAcceptanceProject.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It’s because of this grant that we are able to make this camp completely free for all our attendees. Civil discourse needs to be accessible to all students regardless of their financial or ideological background.” Taha Vahanvaty