Jerrod Mustaf Recognized by the Washington Wizards

For Immediate Release Contact: Jhordis Fantroy
May 8 , 2017 (301) 420-7395

Jerrod Mustaf Recognized by the Washington Wizards

(District Heights, Maryland) Jerrod Mustaf, Executive Director of the Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc., was recognized by the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center and presented the 2016-2017 Wizards Care Community Assist Award for his exemplary level of dedication and commitment to the community. As founder and one of the coaches for the Take Charge Pride Basketball program, Mr. Mustaf expressed his desire to share the award with fellow Take Charge coaches Russell Washington and Joe Williams. “I’m blessed beyond measure to have a great team of men supporting me and our vision to raise and develop our boys into young men, thank you Coach Russ and Coach Joe for your phenomenal sacrifice to our youth”, said Mr. Mustaf.

Take Charge Pride is a premiere competitive basketball program founded 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 into college and workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, community service, civic engagement, 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 Program and the Take Charge Pride AAU team. Take Charge has been providing services to District of Columbia and Prince George’s County youth and their families since1990.

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