Take One Community Program
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The mission of Take One Community Program is to offer children rewarding, challenging, and age-appropriate activities in safe, structured and positive environments,  and to provide after-school programs to help reduce and prevent juvenile delinquency and insulate children from violent victimization.

The rate for juvenile crime peaks in the after-school hours. About 10 percent of violent juvenile crimes are committed between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Children are also at a much greater risk of being the victim of a violent crime (murder, a violent sex offense, robbery, or assault) after the school day, roughly 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Our programs offer youth options, from tutoring to technology, literacy to music, sports to community service this is the place to be.

Our History

Take One Community Program is a nonprofit 501c 3 leadership and recreational organization for youth.  It was established in the summer of 1999.  Founder and CEO Yohannes Bolds, noticed that there were so many youth on the street with idle time on their hands, and felt the need to build a program that would provide options for  children and youth.

What started out as an after school program Take One Community Program at the Lakeside Home Apartments Project has grown over the years.  From computer programs to summer camps, children enjoy enriching programs ,establish healthy relationships.

Take One currently has over 125 computer labs in the community through the "Closing the Gap" computer program.  Opening the computer labs has provided youth, families, and senior citizens to stay connected using the internet to do homework, class projects, search for employment, read newspapers and stay current with what’s happening in the world.

Several stakeholders such as the Lear Corporation, Detroit Pistons, Microsoft Corporation, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Trinity Information Services, Manpower, Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency, AT&T, DTE, and NAACP are some of our community partners


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