TAPS Legacy Mentors New York City Experience

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New York City, New York
Application Close Date: February 1, 2019

TAPS Legacy Mentors are encouraged to apply for an exciting opportunity this spring in New York City; made possible with generous support from the NFL


TAPS Legacy Mentors in New York City


Event Overview

The TAPS Legacy Mentor New York City Experience is specially designed for our Legacy Mentors (see eligibility guidelines below). TAPS participants will travel to New York City for a four-day intensive program where they will learn from leaders in finance, communications, sports and entertainment, and the consulting industries to guide them in their future professional endeavors. At each venue, Legacy Mentors will gain a unique perspective into the private, public and non-profit world through professional development, leadership and mentorship. Past events included visits with organizations such as the NFL, Macy’s, CBS News, the New York Stock Exchange, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

The event will also provide cultural experiences with introductions to some of New York's most iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Times Square, Broadway, the Metropolitan Museum and the 9/11 Museum complex. The event will open pathways to future career choices, engage participants, broaden cultural experiences, and build new connections among leaders in the industry. Legacy Mentors will spend together as we honor and remember our fallen heroes.

Lodging and Transportation

Flights, transportation, lodging, entry tickets and group meals will be provided through generous support from the NFL. Attendees will be responsible for incidentals (such as baggage fees, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)


Eligibility Guidelines 

This opportunity is for TAPS Legacy Mentors; those survivors who have graduated from TAPS Youth Programs and now choose to give back by serving as a mentor to younger survivors grieving the loss of a military member. To be eligible to participate in this event, in addition to being a TAPS Legacy Mentor, attendees also must:

  • be at least 18 years of age,
  • have graduated high school, AND
  • have mentored for at least TAPS three events in the past five years.

Attendees must commit to attending all activities and meals and participate fully, to the best of their abilities, to be eligible for this trip.  

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Application Form Details

The online application form to apply is now closed.

The form will close on Friday, February 1, 2019 at midnight Eastern or when 50 applications have been received, whichever comes first. 

Although TAPS would love for all Legacy Mentors to attend, we have a very limited amount of spots available. If there are more applications than spots, this opportunity will be filled via a selection process. Those who have attended a trip or a TAPS event where flights and lodging have both been provided (not including Seminars) will have a lower priority. Those who attended the 2018 TAPS Legacy Mentor Experience are not eligible to participate this year. Applicants will be notified the week of February 18th, if they have been selected to attend.

If you have any questions, please email youngadults@taps.org.