T.A.P.S. (Teaching Athletes Plans for Success), Inc. is an innovative, creative, and cutting edge 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to organize, primarily through the vehicle of athletics and youth development, a positive, enriching environment contributing to an improved quality of life for our area youth and families. The organization’s projects, implemented by a well-trained staff, emphasize character development and change youth from the inside out. Supporting the development of self-confidence, healthful living, good judgment, and character, T.A.P.S. (Teaching Athletes Plans for Success), Inc. provides many individuals with a thorough foundation for future success.
Acknowledging the needs that exist in the Charlotte area, T.A.P.S. (Teaching Athletes Plans for Success), Inc. serves as a well-coordinated effort of community based services, including youth mentoring, after school programs, physical development, socialization, nutrition education, and academic enrichment. Currently, an integral component of our strategic plan is the expansion of our T.A.P.S. (Teaching Athletes Plans for Success), Inc. performing arts program. With the expansion of our performing arts program, our organization’s goals will be accomplished through implementation of stimulating activities and materials that are organized around a well-developed prospectus.
Individual empowerment and self-determination have always been strong components of the organization. Directed by Jermaine Smith, the organization was conceived and organized to address the social, intellectual, and recreational needs of the Charlotte, North Carolina community, to counteract failure, and to assist in the successful transition to life in a positive environment. We teach character matters.
T.A.P.S. (Teaching Athletes Plans for Success), Inc. believes in teaching children the fundamentals in various sports, with emphasis on physical activity and sportsmanship, through fun and friendly competition. This organization will teach children the fundamentals of sports and teamwork.
Our Teen Summer Enrichment Programs offers the following:
We offer a safe, fun learning environment where kids develop their social skills through team-building and are provided homework assistance. Our goal is to create a place of care for parents as they finish up their workday. Snack is provided along with a mix of educational and recreational time.
Registration is now open for our Teen Summer Enrichment Program that will be held at Mallard Creek STEM Academy. Call us with your questions at 704-674-8331!!!
Come join our Fall Football Program that's FREE to all participants at Ridge Road Middle School on Sundays from 3pm - 5pm. We serve ages 4 - 14. Contact Coach Grier at 704-650-7617 for details.
Each year T.A.P.S offers free football camps to at-risk youth to provide fundamentals, instruction, team-building and fun!
T.A.P.S has partnered with Mallard Creek STEM Academy and will start an Athletics Fund to assist with needs within the Athletics Program.
Jermaine Smith is a retired professional football player that has dedicated his life to giving back to the youth community. His goal is to prepare youth for life beyond the playing fields.
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If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed