The Transition Advocacy Project provides youth ages 13 – 26 and their parents with support, advocacy, information, and training in order to improve their involvement in their educational planning. TAP focuses its attention on serving and providing resources to at-risk youth and out-of-school youth through the provision of support training and guidance in an effort to effect school reform and secure appropriate transition services.
The TAP program partners with various schools and youth-serving organizations to prepare youth be effective self-advocates and to lead their educational planning. Some of our TAP partners have included Anacostia High School, Mamie D. Lee, Options Public Charter School, Sharpe Health School and Sasha Bruce Youthwork.
TAP participants are encouraged to apply for a Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP).The purpose of the LEAP is to enrich the lives of youth and young adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the expanded Washington, DC metropolitan area. LEAP provides goods and services that are directly linked to youth transition planning and implementation that are usually not available from public service and government agencies. Examples of LEAP awards are technology devices, GED prep course, clothes for employment or job interviews, and books and supplies for vocational program or college.