Our Mission is Your Mission

Take Flight is a Maryland based non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, that was founded in 2009 with the purpose of providing area middle & high school students, with financial enrichment, athletic development and personal growth skills. Our aim is to teach these students to master proven skills and techniques to improve their overall school experience. Take Flight encourages growth in decision making, planning and the fulfillment of life goals.


We Are Take Flight

     Take Flight provides families with wealth and wellness guidance, wealth and wellness tips and tools to inspire them to pursue their dreams of financial independence and fitness goals in order to turn their goals into reality. Our goals are 1) to support students in developing positivity and behaviors that will promote a healthy lifestyle, and 2) to help close the achievement gap by reducing personal, social and physiological barriers to success. Our programs are also designed to help all meet  financial and fitness goals. 

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Our Story

May 2009 – The organization was founded with an initial focus geared toward assisting low income families with financial and workforce development skills.

June 2012 – We began providing our LEAP summer program.

September 2014 – Working in partnership with Excel Beyond the Bell which is an After-School Program in Montgomery County Schools.

March 2015 – Partnered with YMCA to provide services to families and youth in the Greater Washington DC area.

Spring 2016 – Take Flight Performance and Personal Training expanded service in Silver Spring, MD and Laurel, MD