by Cheyenne Moses,

TAP teen, Kol Emet

My name is Cheyenne Moses. I am an 8th grader at Pennwood Middle School. I belong to Congregation Kol Emet and I am currently part of TAP (Teen Assistant Program). It has been a wonderful experience for me. I learned so much about how hard it is for a child with a disability to function in their ordinary life, and how a classroom aide like me can help them make their lives a little easier. It has been very helpful to me, for it is my first year as a classroom aide and I am working with second graders. While with TAP, I got to experience two lovely holiday events, that being Chanukkah and Purim. The first one was with adults who have disorders. It was different because we were mainly learning about children, but I enjoyed the event and everyone had a good time. The second one was for children, so it had balloon animals, crafts, bubbles, and a bounce house outside. I enjoyed working at that one because I got to play with a very small child, and I feel like I work better with little kids rather than older ones. So now I can say that TAP has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait for the closing ceremony.