Take Charge Recognized in Prince George’s County

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrod Mustaf
April 6, 2017 (301) 420-7395

Take Charge Recognized in Prince George’s County

(Forestville, Maryland) Jerrod Mustaf, Executive Director of the Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc., was recognized by the Maryland Center at Bowie State University and the Health Department of Prince George’s County for contributing to the reduction of rates of tobacco use and tobacco related cancers in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Take Charge Program has been a multi year grantee of the Minority Outreach Technical Assistance Program (MOTA) to reach minority youth and dissuade the use of tobacco. Through Take Charge Program’s “Peers Educating Peers” model, trained youth leaders were able to educate their peers and raise public awareness about the negative effects of smoking in order to reduce it’s usage and cancer mortality among minorities in Prince George’s County.


About Take Charge
Take Charge Program is a 501c3 non-profit specializing in teen behavior development, 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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