WHO WE ARE

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.

OUR MISSION

Together Assisting People (TAP) is an education and career-focused mentoring program for inner-city youth. The TAP program accepts students in grades 8-12 and helps them reach goals such as preparing for standardized testing, submitting quality college applications, and securing scholarships.

TAP CREED

I am a leader. Nothing can break me.
I value my education and my family.
I am more than just an athlete.
I am not entitled to anything in life.
I am responsible and trustworthy.
I control my own destiny.
I set goals and strive to reach them.
I am a game changer.
I will uplift my community.
One day I will be a great Husband and Father.
I will pay it forward and I will leave a legacy for my Grandchildren.
I am a Champion.

OUR RESULTS

-80% of our young men are first generation college students.
-Average GPA increase of .4 points — from a 2.6 GPA to a 3.0 GPA
-Average ACT Score increase by 3 points.
-100% high school graduation rate for all students in the program
-95% college graduation rate for all program alum
-$20Million in athletic scholarships for over 150 student-athletes in 10 years.

OUR AWARDS

TAP Inc was named the 2015 Non-Profit/Faith Based Leader during the Best In Minority Business Awards ceremony in Birmingham, AL.
2018 TAP earned The NFL Foundation Social Justice Grant for the work we do with Mark Barron.
TAP has service over 5,000 students.

OUR PEOPLE

Chris Rogers

FOUNDER, MENTOR

Chris Rogers is the Founder and CEO of TAP,Inc. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Affairs and Master’s in Hospitality Management from The University of Alabama. He was part of the 2009 Undefeated National Championship Football Team at The University of Alabama. In 2014, he was named one of Mobile Bay’s Forty Under 40, and was invited to The White House for the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative that same year. In 2015, Rogers was awarded the Non-Profit Leader of the Year at the Best in Minority Business Awards in Birmingham AL and was named one of the Forty Under 40 for Non- profits, on a national level.

Chris Jordan Jr

MENTOR

Chris Jordan Jr. earned his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama. During his tenure, he was a contributing part of two national championships. Currently, he is the Alabama Territory Manager with Egalet Corporation. Egalet is a pharmaceutical company with a vision of reducing the epidemic of opioid abuse and misuse.

Tyrone King, Jr

MENTOR

Tyrone King Jr. was a second-generation Crimson Tide football player. King’s father, Tyrone, Sr., played for Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant from 1972-75. King graduated with Double Degrees from The University of Alabama. He is now the Director of Admissions & Sales at North Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Ray Anderson

MENTOR

Ray Anderson was a part of Hoover High School’s 2002 and 2003 Championship Football Teams. He played defensive back for Morehouse College. Anderson graduated with is BA from Morehouse College and Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Central Michigan University. He served as the Wellness Program Coordinator for the Arthur Blank Youth Foundation from 2008-2011, where he also directed youth sports programs, managed grant and wellness research, and directed annual fundraising campaigns.

Isaac Cooper

MENTOR

Isaac Cooper received a full athletic scholarship to Samford as a cornerback on the football team. A 2012 graduate, Isaac is currently a Financial Planner in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the Founder of the Samford Black Alumni Association. Board member of Next Level Sports Camp, Growing Kings, and Samford Overseers. He was recently named the 2015 Agent of Change Award via al.com.

OUR PARTNERS