TAPS Young Adults Charleston Experience

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Charleston, South Carolina
Entry Form Open from February 7, 2022 to February 21, 2022


All participants will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination(s).

Young Adults Virtual Experiences offer real-world life skills to military surviving children and siblings, ages 18 - 30 years. The purpose of this program is to ease the transition into adulthood for our young survivors as we guide them utilizing workshops and hands-on experience in Five Core Pillars: Personal Development, Career Guidance, Financial Stability, Communications, And Service To Others.

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The TAPS Young Adults Charleston Experience will be 6 days/5 nights of growth, healing, peer mentorship and professional guidance. This experience is set in Charleston, South Carolina.  Each pillar of the program is thoughtfully and uniquely engaged throughout the week using workshops, hands-on activities, and intentional exercises. We will be immersed in the Low Country of the coast of South Carolina and engage in activities that broaden our understanding of this diverse region of the country.

Personal development will be highlighted through learning life skills throughout the Experience to uplift and maintain physical, emotional, and mental well being while engaging in several high adventure physical activities. Activities may include sunrise or sunset yoga on the beach, guided tours of the military and cultural history of the Charleston area, and behind the scenes of local art and food businesses. Attendees will sharpen their inter and intra communications skills throughout their time together, from conflict resolution skills to team building exercises to networking in a business setting. The Young Adults will be hosted by a local business in a behind the scenes tour, and meet and greet with the entrepreneur that created and built their business from a dream. They will learn financial stability through basic budget and credit health classes and working in teams throughout the experience. The Young Adults will participate in a service project as they continue to be a living legacy through service to others.



Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, TAPS is able to provide this event to surviving young adults at no cost. Flights, lodging, meals, activities and supplies for all attendees will be provided. TAPS Young Adults Program staff will be in contact after registration to confirm travel details.



This online entry request form (look for the blue button at the top of this page) will open on Monday, February 7, 2022 to Monday, February 21, 2022.

Please note the following event and participation criteria:

  1. Participant to be a military surviving child or sibling
  2. Within the ages of 18 to 30 years old
  3. Complete high school by at the start of this event
  4. Be willing to participate in all activities within the scope of the TAPS Young Adults Charleston Experience.

If you have any questions, please email youngadults@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).