Annette Dove

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Annette Dove is Founder of TOPPS and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit organization. Her academic background consists of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education K-12, a Master of Science Degree in Education, an Elementary Education Administration Certification, an Arkansas Teacher’s Certificate, and a Training Arkansas Profession Pathways (TAPP) Certificate as a State Trainer. Annette also has more than 30 years of experience working directly with youth. She has taught in the Pine Bluff school district for 11 years, served as the director of the federally funded program “Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters” (HIPPY) for 11 years, served as the church youth director for 12 years, and also served multiple years on the Early Childhood Commission.

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Mike Dove

Director of Programs
Mike Dove has been working for TOPPS since 2005. He earned two bachelor degrees from the University of Arkansas, in Criminal Justice and Sociology, with a focus in Child Sociology. Mike earned his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, with emphasis in Juvenile Justice. He is one of the co-founders of the Marcus C. Harris II: Moving Forward Program and one of the leading brains behind the development of the DREAMS program. Mike has mentored more than 100 young men and women throughout Arkansas and Texas.

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Kasee Dove

Program Coordinator
Kasee Dove has worked for TOPPS Inc. since the founding days and serves a multitude of roles. The most prominent role Kasee holds is the Program Coordinator for the TOPPS Graphics shop. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Kasee achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. This education has assisted her with developing the success of the TOPPS Graphics shop, where she’s responsible for training the TOPPS student workers in the designing of products. She also serves as the program coordinator for the Changing Steps girls mentoring program.

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Raychelle Grant

Program Coordinator
Raychelle is the project director of our BEAT (Breast health, Education, Access & Treatment) program. She is also the coordinator for the DREAMS (Dreams Require Educating and Motivating Students) program. Grant holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Business Management from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Grant has been volunteering with the TOPPS organization since its opening days, but it was in 2012 when Grant played a vital role in the success of the DREAMS program. Grant also serves as a mentor for both girls mentoring programs.

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Paulette Purchase

Food & Nutrition Coordinator
Paulette is a native of Altheimer, Arkansas. She graduated from Altheimer-Sherill High School and attended University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in the field of Early Childhood. Paulette has 20 years experience as a store manger and ten years as a substitute teacher in the local school district. Paulette has volunteered with TOPPS for over five years. Paulette’s duties include training of staff and sites, menu preparation, organization of food distributions, meeting all USDA Health departments requirements and data collection.

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Our Mission

Our team of leaders is fully dedicated to its mission:  providing effective and measurable services that empower children and families, thereby strengthening our community. We provide numerous services to at-risk youth, including mentoring, college enrichment, after school activities, summer learning, and job training programs. We also offer a summer feeding program and a reading program throughout the entire Pine Bluff and Jefferson County community.

Our Generous Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for investing in our youth and helping TOPPS make a difference!

Contact Us

P.O. Box #2793
Pine Bluff, AR 71613
P 870.850.6011
F 870.850.7377

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