The Tennessee Aquatic Project and Development Group, Inc., is a youth based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit

Tennessee Aquatic Project

Development Group inc.

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Tennessee Association of Black Scuba Divers (TABS) for adult  and we need to give the back to the youth of our generation …


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As founders of TAP, we value the lives of all young people and seek to expand the world they exist in. Only through dedication, participation and the expansion of knowledge can this program continue to evolve and meet the needs of its mission.

As founder of TAP

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 Our vision was to create a youth based organization that would provide at-risk and inner city youth in particular, a complete approach to personal development. We would stress the educational, personal, community, occupational, ecological and human connections that compose our world and life choices. Using aquatics and travel as major incentives, we organized The Tennessee Aquatic Project and Development Group for youth ages 8-18.

 Since 1995, TAP has influenced the lives and choices of some 25+ young people a year. As leaders of the organization, we have expanded to include a group of four adult advisors and corporate supporters with specialties suited for the needs of the young people and the mission of TAP. This has afforded us the opportunity to expand our view to what we feel is the only program of its kind in the state of Tennessee.


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