Take One Community Program

Our Programs


Take One Community Program has been serving the Detroit metropolitan area since 1999. Our organization is one of the finest programs for youth around the country. We do not require that you belong to any particular affiliation or possess any previous memberships to join our organization. We do ask that you support our organization through regular participation in activities.

Take One Community program uses resources to empower youth and young adults to develop and maintain healthy relationships as well as promote their talents, ideas, leadership and health.  Take One assist youth and their families in overcoming the obstacles they may encounter, which can include illiteracy, educational, family concerns, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health challenges, teen pregnancy, violence, and abuse.



  

We Are Here To Help

Sometimes our children need additional help with problems. Our organization has partnerships with medical professionals that can help. If your child/youth is having difficulities in the following areas call our office we can provide resources and support.

  • Drugs and Alcohol                                                                 
  • Defiance and Anger                                                                      
  • lack of discipline
  • lack of self control
  • lack of motivation
  • Bad Language or Mood Swings                                                           
  • Delinquency
  • Violence
  • depression
  • Rebellious and out of control behavior
  • Op-positional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD)
  • feelings of despair
  • emotional problems
  • suicidal tendencies
  • substance abuse issues
  • failing in school
  • aggression
  • running away
  • authority issues
  • uncontrollable anger
  • negative group of friends
  • lack of respect
  • expelled from school
  • no friends "a loner"
  • refusing to follow rules
  • minor legal problems


Today's kids are up against pressures and influences never felt by previous generations. Compared with what adults face, it might seem like kids don't have that much to stress about. But kids have their own concerns and sometimes feel stress, and anxiety just as adults do. And kids being stressed can be just as overwhelming, talk to your children and let them know you care. Sometimes just knowing that you are there to listen to your children makes all the difference.

Adults Are Children's Role Models

            



There is no shortage of negative role models for our children in today’s society. Children and adolescents imitate the actions and appearance of video, movie, and television stars. However, today’s media is not promoting family values and modeling pro-social behavior for children. Many parents would cringe to think their daughters or sons would want to imitate some of today’s trendy appearances and behaviors.

While children do indeed look to the media for role models, parents still have a tremendous amount of influence in their children’s lives. To increase their influence, parents need to limit the amount of time kids spend watching television and videos and increase the time children spend with them. Children are more likely to imitate parents if parents spend time with them. In addition, parents should be very intentional about what they role model for their children. While most parents would agree children learn a great deal by imitating behaviors of others, some parents don’t always act as positive role models for their children.


               


Bullying  and Cyber Bullying

The bully is no longer in the school yard. This is another generation of domestic violence and there is a world out there that many parents don’t know exists, and they are contributing to it. There should be conversations taking place about cell phone use and the responsibilities that come with it.  Abusive behavior, harassment, and sending inappropriate pictures to cell phones and placing them on the internet are a growing problem and it is out of control.

Michigan has anti-bullying legislation in place.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28mioyf12nhmdejv55u4sdo0ya%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-380-1310b

 http://www.freep.com/article/20131008/NEWS06/310080157/cyberbullying-michigan-anti-bullying-law

 

 

 

               

Programs We Offer
  • Youth entrepreneurship
  • Bullying Prevention, Texting,Sex- ting, Cell Phone Safety
  • Social Network Responsibility
  • Mentoring programs
  • Character Education
  • Financial Literacy
  • Community Activities
  • Self Esteem Workshops
  • Academic Support and Resources 
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sister to Sister (Teen peer pressure program)
  • Comprehensive Drug Prevention Program
  • Closing The Gap (Computer Technology Program)
  • Teen Dating Violence/ Domestic Violence/Abuse/Sexual Assault
  • Recreational and cultural awareness


Children Are A Gift



             


Ten fun facts about Children

Fact 1:
The average age children begin to use a microwave is seven.

Fact 2:
 A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

Fact 3:
Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.

Fact 4:
On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.

Fact 5:
Watching television can act as a natural painkiller for children.

Fact 6:
In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

Fact 7:
The great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

Fact 8:
Children's kneecaps only start to turn bony at 3 years of age, until that time they are made of cartilage.

Fact 9:
Both boys and girls in 1600's England and New England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.

Fact 10:
Children under the age of six are at the greatest risk for crushing or burning injuries of the hand.


 

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