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Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc.


For Immediate Release                                                         Contact:  Rolaetta Alford
April 15, 2019                                                                                 (301) 420-7395
(Forestville, MD)   Darrell Carrington, Chairman of the Board of Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc., announced today that Dr. Jonathan Grant is joining the 501(c)(3) community based organization as its new Chief Operating Officer.  “We are very pleased that Dr. Grant has joined the Take Charge team and will be leading our new initiatives as we implement our strategic plan to provide enhanced services to youth and families in the Washington Metropolitan Area,” Carrington said.  “His knowledge, leadership skills, and experience working with challenged youth, young adults, and families will support our growth and development plan and strengthen our brand.”
 Current Executive Director Jerrod Mustaf added,“ I have known Dr. Grant since we were student-athletes at the University of Maryland thirty years ago. Dr. Grant checks all of the boxes as a role model and leader. He was a scholarship football player who excelled academically as a Mechanical Engineering major.  His work as an associate minister and professor of mathematics of black male students is incredibly significant and will be impactful to our goals of addressing the student achievement gaps and the over representation of minorities in the criminal justice system.  I look forward to Dr. Grant helping to fulfill the legacy of Take Charge, founded by Shaar Mustaf.”
Reverend Dr. Jonathan A. Grant is from Rockville, Maryland. He is the youngest son of Reverend and Mrs. Leon Grant. He received his elementary and high school education from the Montgomery County Public School System. Jonathan graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 1995. He was a National Science Foundation Fellow (NSF) and received a Master of Science degree in Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering in December 1997 from University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in May 2006. He earned a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Lancaster Bible College in 2018. His education includes successful completion of a 400-hour program in Clinical Pastoral Education (Level I CPE) at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in August 2006
Dr. Grant teaches Financial Literacy and Mathematics at Dr. Henry A. Wise High and is an Adjunct Professor at Montgomery College Rockville/Germantown. He shares his life with his wife Micah and three young sons, Samuel, Jude, and Jonah.
About Take Charge
Take Charge Program is a 501c3 non-profit specializing in teen behavior wellness, 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 mental health services, STEAM programming, school-based leadership programs and girls only wellness programming.  Younger youth and their families are served on a case-by-case basis or during sports activities including the Basketball and Life Skills Development Camp.  Take Charge has been providing services to area youth and their families since 1990.