by Jess Eichholz

When I joined the TAP program I didn’t know what to expect. The minute I walked into the first meeting I realized how amazing this program was. For that, I am proud to be a TAP teen. I am proud to be a TAP teen because of the friends I made while I was there. I am also glad to be a TAP teen because of the things that I learned.

I am very proud to be a TAP teen because of the friends that I made there. The program was fun, but when you make new bonds there it makes it so much more enjoyable. I met a girl named Abby and when she was moved into my classroom, the friendship was easier to make because we already had a connection. Another reason why I am proud to be a TAP teen is because of the knowledge that I gained from being a part of the program.

Another reason that I am proud to be a TAP teen is because of the things that I learned there. The things that I learned at TAP won’t just help me when I’m helping people at my Hebrew school, but also as I go through life. Yes, the program helped me when I have to help kids with disabilities, but it has also helped me when I meet kids with disabilities in other places. At my school, we have this program where we swim with kids with disabilities. Because of TAP, I know how to deal with certain situations. This is why I am proud to be a TAP teen.

The 2019-2020 Tap cohort.

Jess Eichholz is a teen assistant at Kol Emet.