(Bowie, Maryland) Jerrod Mustaf, Executive Director of the Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc., and Head Coach of the Take Charge Pride Schlolar-Athletes 14u team is pleased to announce that the organization has been selected to compete in the inaugural Jr. NBA World Championships! Take Charge is one of the few teams from the DMV selected for this prestigious global tournament and the Pride will travel to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania from June 22-24 for this incredible opportunity to represent our great Prince George’s County for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship!
The Pride have duly represented Prince George’s County as basketball ambassadors both on and off the court. In addition to maintaining honor roll status, each member of the Pride team fulfills their civic responsibility with community service and outreach participation.
This group of 13 and 14 year old young men have performed admirably with three (3) tournament championships so far in the 2018 season. They will head to the first-of-its-kind global youth basketball tournament in Pennsylvania next month with a possibility to cement the reputation of Prince George’s County as the preeminent source for basketball talent.
Take Charge would like to enlist the support of stakeholders and the community at-large to help defray the cost of our participation, travel, apparel, food and accommodations for this phenomenal experience. Not only are these young men gentlemen and scholar-athletes , but they are peer leaders who take their responsibility as role models seriously- on and off the court and in the community.
We promise to make you proud!
Take Charge Pride is a premiere competitive basketball program founded by former NBA player Jerrod Mustaf to develop scholar-athletes and gentlemen with quality instruction, mentoring, and life coaching in a supportive and family-oriented environment.
About Take Charge
Take Charge Program is a 501c3 non-profit specializing in teen behavior health, youth diversion,
juvenile gang and anti-bullying prevention/ intervention, and family strengthening programs. Created as an alternative to detention, school expulsion, and suspension, the program has expanded to include behavior wellness, trauma and grief therapy, community outreach, civic engagement, reentry transition, individual and group counseling, and parent workshops for youth 10-18. Younger youth and their families are served on a case-by-case basis or during sports activities including the Basketball and Life Skills Wellness Program and with the Take Charge Pride AAU teams. Take Charge has been providing services to District of Columbia and Prince George’s County youth and their families since1990.