Our Team

Toson Knight
Founder & President

Toson Knight is a Highland Park-bred champion tackling the moral, academic, and intellectual growth in Detroit’s young people.

Toson's enthusiasm and depth of knowledge regarding young people make him a rarity in the city of Detroit. Toson demonstrates leadership and commitment through his unique ability to think outside the box and willingness to take risks to produce the best nurturing environment for young men in our community. He is helping bridge the gap between the at-risk youth population and positive community members by using an innovative approach to cultivate and maintain relationships with students in East Detroit. Saturday Night Live, Project Re-entry and Project Empower are all initiatives spearheaded by Toson in an effort to empower youth to overcome obstacles, network, and cultivate individual talent.

 

Toson has been celebrated for a number of achievements including serving two consecutive years as President of the Student Body Government, featured in B.L.A.C. magazine, recognized by Operation Reach back for reaching back and helping others.  

 

Toson is a product of several Public Schools. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education from Oakwood University. He recently served as a  Deputy Manager for District 4 for the Mayor’s Office, where he was responsible for working with community organizations, businesses, and religious groups on fighting blight, lowering crime, and handling citizen complaints. Toson currently serves as Dean of Culture for Detroit Public Schools at Western International High School. 

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Deandre Watson
Project Re-Entry Coordinator 

Deandre has been volunteering with Caught Up for the past two years. He now leads our Project Re-Entry program.  DeAndree Watson is an ethical, principled and passionate servant-leader dedicated to pursuing social justice, equality and a higher quality of life for all people. He graduated from Lewis Cass Technical High School in Detroit in 2008 before attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 2012.

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AL Berry 
Project Re-Entry 

Al  is a specialist in IT. He currently volunteers with our Project Re-Entry Program. 

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Alice Dent 
Specical Projects Manager 

Alice has been working with Caught Up for the past year. She is respoisble for planning major projects such a s Giving Tuesday, Banquet and Youth Retreat. 

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Emmanuel Ogua
Volunteer

Emmanuel Ogua is new to the Caught-Up team. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Emmanuel obtained a bachelor’s degree in communication, with minors in leadership and law from Central Michigan University and is currently completing his Masters in communication at Central Michigan University. Programs and offices at CMU that Emmanuel has been a part of include Multicultural Academic Student Services, Office of Residence Life, The Leadership Institute, Office of Information Technology, TRIO Upward Bound, and Men About Change.

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William Sexton
Project Re-Entry 

William volunteers with Project Re-Entry.

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Andrea McCullough
College Success Coach

Andrea McCullough, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is an academic and scholarship strategist who has spent the last 5 years inspiring, educating and equipping students and their families to achieve their academic goals. She finds great pleasure in guiding families through the college and scholarship process and preparing students to transition into their dream careers debtfree. Andrea has aided students in winning over $150,000 to go towards their academic endeavors. Her work does not end with college preparation and scholarship strategies, she also has a passion for steering students towards gaining real world experience in their desired career field

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Clara Bepe 
Special Projects 

Clara has been volunteering with Caught Up for the past two years. She helps plan our annual youth retreat and banquet.

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313-510-8393

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19950 Mack Ave

Detroit, MI 48236

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