WHY TAP MATTERS
By 2020, the U.S. will face a shortage of 1.5 million workers needed with college degrees but will have a surplus of 6 million unemployed men and women because they didn’t graduate from high school and they don’t have the necessary foundation for emotional development.
of NCAA senior football players will get drafted by an NFL team.
of African American males in fourth grade score at or above proficiency levels in mathematics.
of African American males in fourth grade score at or above proficiency levels in reading.
of NFL players file for bankruptcy within 5 years of retirement.
WHO WE ARE
Established in 2010, Together Assisting People (TAP) is a 501c3 that was founded by former University of Alabama 2009 National Champion, Chris Rogers. The TAP mentoring program provides opportunities for promising inner-city students that lack financial resources. Participants commit to a year-long schedule that includes activities such as after school tutoring and professional development, university and corporate site visits, and weekend community service events. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0GPA in order to be considered, but if accepted must maintain a minimum 2.5GPA. The application process includes an electronic application and phone/in-person interviews.
CONFIDENCE AND HARD WORK WILL DISSIPATE
THE SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLE.
– CHRIS ROGERS
FOUNDER & CEO, TAP