TAPS Young Adults Midwest Experience

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Chicago, Illinois
Entry Form Close Date: July 21, 2023

TAPS Young Adults Experiences promote care, peer connection and personal well-being in locations across the country for military survivors ages 18 to 30. These one-of-a-kind experiences provide a safe space to be themselves, have fun, and focus on well-being and personal development.


Young Adults Denver

Young Adults Denver



From September 21 to 24, 2023, TAPS Young Adults will take part in a one-of-a-kind experience in exciting Chicago, Illinois at the Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago Loop as we focus on Self-Care through Creative Expression. We will participate in a number of creative expression activities such as storytelling, songwriting, drawing, painting, movement, and design. Additionally, we will tour the sights of Chicago and visit a museum or two. Programming throughout the event will support our need for self-care, emotional well-being and developing tools for our "self-care toolkit." We look forward to having you join us!



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 applicants have been approved and registered to confirm travel details.



This online entry request form (look for the blue button at the top of this page) will close on September 21, 2023.

Please note the following event and participation criteria:

  1. Participant to be within the ages of 18 to 30 years old
  2. Complete high school by at the start of this event
  3. Be willing to participate in all activities within the scope of the TAPS Young Adults Midwest Experience.

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


About TAPS Young Adults Programmimg

In all TAPS Young Adults Programmimg, we focus on Care + Connection + Well-being. 

Care: We foster judgment-free spaces with peers who understand, where you can bring all that you carry and lean on others who won't feel burdened. 

Connection: When peers show up and support each other, it becomes a trusted and encouraging community, where we hope you feel free and safe to have fun. 

Well-being: With personal development tools for life and self-care and some time just for you, we help you focus in on your mental and emotional well-being - to uncover your own confidence, empowerment and growth.

Through a Peer Community of support, accessible resources and enriching experiences, we equip young adults to live content and fulfilling lives.