WHO WE ARE

Together Assisting People (TAP) is a non-profit established in 2010, by former University of Alabama football standout, Chris Rogers. The mission of the organization is to provide education and career-focused mentoring programs 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.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the organization is to provide education and career-focused mentoring programs 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.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to put into effect activities and events that provide mentoring, educational, recreational, and physical fitness related programs for youth. Our goal is to teach the young people of today how to be leaders of tomorrow.

Our Program

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 AWARDS

TAP was named the 2015 Non-Profit/Faith Based Leader during the Best In Minority Business Awards ceremony in Birmingham, AL. 2018 NFL Social Justice Grant recipient.

OUR PEOPLE

Chris Rogers

FOUNDER, MENTOR

Chris Rogers is the Founder of TAP. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Master’s in Sport Business 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. 2016 High School retired his jersey #2. 2017 Author- Beyond The Field: An Athlete’s Guide to Greatness. 2018 NFL Social Justice Grant recipient.

Ray Anderson

Program Director

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jarrod Dorion

MENTOR
Jarrod Dorion graduated from Hoover High School as a student athlete playing basketball and football. Following high school, Jarrod attended Alabama A&M University where he graduated with a degree in Business Management.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and has served his community by focusing on coaching youth sporting leagues and speaking to inner city schools in Birmingham, AL to encourage the youth to be future leaders.
Currently, Dorion is a United States Catastrophe Adjuster with Allstate Insurance Company.

OUR PARTNERS