(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 their 2018 Columbia Ravens Championship in Ellicott City , Maryland on June 10. The Take Charge Pride scholar-athletes continued their current streak of victories as they prepare for the Jr. NBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Pennsylvania in two weeks and the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida in July. Winning the Ravens Classic gave the Pride a total of five(5) tournament championships in the 2018 season. ” Being competitive and winning AAU games is nice, but I find fulfillment in watching our players graduate middle school this spring with honors and compete on junior varsity summer leagues as incoming freshman. Their respective progression as student-athltes indicates that we have done a good job building their foundation on and off the court.” says Coach Mustaf.
The Take Charge Pride will continue to represent the rich tradition of exemplary scholar-athletes from Prince George’s County as basketball ambassadors and will remain civically engaged leading up to the Maryland gubernatorial primaries on June 26, 2018.
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.