Committed to Making a Difference
We are passionately committed to transforming the lives of young men in Southeast Detroit. Our demographic consists of low income African-American, Latino, and Caucasian youth, between the ages of 14-20 years old. We facilitate three programs throughout the year: 1) Saturday Night Live, 2) Project Empower, and 3) Project Re-entry. We have served over 300 youth through all three of programs. In our Saturday Night Live program, we provide youth with a positive social experience by helping them develop life skills (such as computer skills), networking with positive community role models from diverse industries, food, and sports activities. Through Project Empower, we provide youth at Southeastern and Denby high schools with college tours, life skills training, food, and activities emphasizing community involvement. Lastly, through Project Re-entry, we provide incarcerated juveniles with job interviewing skills, proper professional attire, financial literacy, diploma continuation, job placement, transportation, and exposure to healthy living skills. Our essence is captured best 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.” MLK, Jr. Our name was derived from this quote.
To inspire, mold and empower teenagers to be productive members in their society. Giving them tools and resources to succeed as they enter into manhood.
Caught up believes in a program which young men are motivated to achieve academically, socially and intellectually. To influence positive change, development in character and leadership, and to encourage youth to reach their goals and become beacons of hope in their community.
To give young men the resources needed to excel and succeed.
To encourage and develop spiritual growth.
Help young men develop courage, leadership, and respect.
To expose young men to positive environments and activities.
Encourage young men to perform well academically.