Caught Up Project
Educational and Vocational Training | Detroit, MI
Caught Up transforms the lives of young men from all walks of life, helping them become beacons of hope in their communities. Their programs have served over 300 African-American, Latino, and Caucasian men from low-income families in Detroit, MI.
The funds provided by BreaktheTide helped Caught Up provide technology access to students from low-income families in Detroit. Caught Up Mentoring was founded to inspire, mold and empower young men to be productive members of society, giving them tools and resources to succeed as they enter into manhood. Their programs have served over 300 African-American, Latino, and Caucasian men from low-income families in Detroit, MI.
The computers that were purchased helped these students access internet to complete their work and finish their online classes.
Update as of October 11, 2022
BreaktheTide transferred $1,000 to Caught Up.
Caught Up purchased 3 refurbished laptops with $1,000.
Update as of October 11, 2022
Caught Up purchased 3 laptops to start the credit recovery program. They have 10 students enrolled in the program so far. They hope the program will help students at risk of not graduating to get back on track.
Testimonial of one of the students:
“I appreciate the help Caught Up has provided me. Accessing a laptop after school to complete my credit recovery classes has been helpful”. – Jordan
A mentorship program that inspires, molds, and empowers young men to be productive members of society. Based in Detroit, MI
Caught Up is passionate about transforming the lives of young men from all walks of life, helping them become beacons of hope in their communities. Their programs have served over 300 African-American, Latino, and Caucasian men from low-income families in Detroit, MI.
Caught Up facilitates three programs for young men ages 14-20:
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Hosted at their main facility, this program provides a space for young men to develop life skills and network with positive community role models from various academic industries while enjoying food, fellowship, and sports activities.
This program serves youth at Southeastern High School and Denby High School, consisting of life skills training, college tours, and community service activities.
This program helps incarcerated youth prepare for entry back into society. Young men at two local juvenile detention centers get help with job interviewing skills, financial literacy, use of proper professional attire, college preparation, and exposure to healthy living skills.
Caught Up’s mission may be best captured by the following quote:
“When people get CAUGHT UP with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping short of victory.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Total project cost: US $ 1,000.00
WaveMakers: Aaron Ahmad Abedin; Dr. Geeta Jayaram; Samina Chowdhury; Samina Jahangir; Monika Mangla; Anonymous
WaveBreaker: Caught Up
Project: Technology Purchase