"Kids who have no place to go end up going nowhere…
Kids with some place to go end up going places.
Yohannes Bolds, CEO
Take One Community Program
"It Takes One To Succeed And Others Will Follow."
Take One Community Program offers a wide variety of opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school students. Every day in the United States as many as 15 million children leave school with no place to go. Many of these children become involved with activities that are negative and cause problems for them and their families, drugs, alcohol, gang activity or become sexually active. Some are low achievers academically and don't fit in at their school environment. What options does this leave for our youth? Take One offers many programs such as our after school program where children can engage in enriching activities and establish healthy relationships that increase confidence and encourage success in all areas of their lives, school, home, and community involvement.
Our programs provide comprehensive after school programs that are fun, lively, and creative in a safe and secure environment. On a daily basis our youth will experience programs that nurture their minds, bodies, and spirits that incorporate skills such as independent thinking and learning to help them achieve success in school and life. Our goal is to support our communities, nation and democracy by empowering our children to develop positive character traits which is vital for youth in today's society.
Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte