Teen Coffee House

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Youth Programs' Virtual Program
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Note: This group is 1 of 4 Youth Programs' Virtual Program offerings for young survivors grieving the death of a military loved one. Visit Youth Programs for more information about Youth Programs' Virtual Program to include the quarterly activity book and answers to frequently asked questions.

This Month's Topic: Music & Sports - A Natural Duo

Special Guest: NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies’ Director of Live Entertainment and In-Arena Emcee, Tamara Moore

Whether fans noticed or not, part of what makes the experience of watching a game at their favorite stadium/arena unique is the vibe. Of the various in-game activities, music is the key ingredient used to create that vibe - while entertaining the audience and enhancing the game experience. So, how does one decide what music to use and when? And how did that all change in 2020, when fans weren’t allowed to watch the games in person? Our guest, Tamara Moore, with the Memphis Grizzlies, will walk us through how the Grizzlies create an incredible game experience for their fans - and players!

We’ll also talk about the role music plays in our everyday lives (did you know that music has been shown to help teens explore ideas/emotions and express themselves without words? It also helps us connect to social groups and gain a feeling of belonging) and how to create our own playlists for the different events and activities (road trip playlists, playlist for friends, playlist for a bad day, etc.) in our lives.

NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies’ Director of Live Entertainment and In-Arena Emcee, Tamara MooreTamara Moore worked for the NBA and an NBA team for over 20 years. Formerly choreographer and entertainment team manager of the Grizzlies and NBA, she is now responsible for producing in-game content and overseeing development and content for entertainment assets for the Grizzlies.


About the Teen Coffee House

The TAPS Youth Program Teen Coffee House offers free, ongoing teen grief support for ages 13 to 18, who have experienced the death of a military service related family member (parent or sibling). The Teen Coffee House Support Group will provide a safe place for teens to express feelings, share experiences, learn about grief and move forward in their grief process. This program is not intended to provide therapy, but rather to facilitate an environment where young people can find inner strength, learn healthy coping skills, and build supportive relationships. 

Teen Coffee House is designed to:

  • Introduce peers who can personally relate to the death of a family member
  • Provide peer mentorship
  • Teach healthy coping skills for managing grief in daily life
  • Develop resilience in youth affected by death and grief
  • Break the barrier of isolation teens may feel after a death


How to Participate

This event requires your teen to be registered. Register today using the blue register button at the top of this page.

If you are not yet a part of our larger TAPS family, please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-959-8277

This Teen Programming will take place via Zoom. The link to access will be sent to you after you register your child. Weekly reminder emails will be sent before each care group.

For more information, contact us at youthprograms@taps.org