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Our Team

Toson Knight
Founder & President

Toson Knight is a Detroit-bred champion tackling the moral, academic, and intellectual growth in Detroit’s young people. Mr. Knight is President and founder of Caught Up mentoring program. Toson has worked tirelessly in each of his roles to create a safe community, establish positive relationships,  and develop a process of ongoing support for youth. His 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. 


Mr. Knight is a product of several Public Schools. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oakwood University and a Masters Educational Leadership from the University of Michigan. He  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. Mr. Knight currently serves as Dean of Culture for Detroit Public Schools at East English Village High School.

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