WHO WE ARE

Together Assisting People (TAP), Incorporated, is a non-profit foundation established in 2010, by former University of Alabama football standout, Chris Rogers. The mission of the organization is to prepare athletes to be successful in life outside of athletics. TAP develops and institutes programs catered to the unique issues facing youth and young adults and help them find purpose and direction. All of TAP’s programs takes a holistic approach to addressing these issues by emphasizing the importance of having a sound mind, body, and soul working as one.

OUR MISSION

The mission of TAP is to prepare student athletes to succeed in life outside of athletics.

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 FOUNDATION

TAP is a developing mentoring program which uses a holistic approach to improve the overall well-being of our youth. The foundation provides opportunities to young people that may be struggling to find purpose and direction. TAP provides programs that emphasize the importance of having a sound mind, body and spirit.

OUR AWARDS

TAP Inc was named the 2015 Non-Profit/Faith Based Leader during the Best In Minority Business Awards ceremony in Birmingham, AL.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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