ATAP’s approach to academic enrichment and STEAM education for teens is to create programs that appeal to their interests, communicate in ways that they understand, and respect the physical and emotional changes they are experiencing. Time is also a challenge for many teens who may have extracurricular activities and part-time jobs that limit their availability.
Teen Wellness Circle: The Answer
Students in grades 8-12 learn strategies to respond to life’s challenges. With a focus on mental health and wellness, students participate in workshops and excursions to enjoy a variety of experiences. Topics include healthy living, goal setting, career readiness, stress resilience, and more. The Answer meets Thursdays in Willingboro.
The Arts Project
January through August, we introduce and enhance students’ interests and skills in the performing arts, including creative writing, dance, theatre, and film. At the end of the summer, the students create a production to showcase their skills to the community. Students in grades Kindergarten-12 are welcome to participate.
This program encourages students to incorporate environmental science, and eco-awareness and eco-friendliness in their everyday lives. Students learn how to advance their knowledge throughout their academic journey and carry it into their professional endeavors and community service. The EcoWarriors meet January-August at sites in the Philadelphia Metro area. Students in grades 7-12 are welcome.
Full STEAM Ahead
In past summers students 12-18 years old explored chemistry, food science, music production, eco-fashion & sustainability, environmental engineering, and art & design. This program was in partnership with Willingboro Township.