This team keeps the vision and mission of the Flint Community Take-Back Organization alive! This dedicated group of individuals have dedicated their lives to making Flint a stronger, safer, and more prosperous community.
April T. Cook – President and Executive Director
April is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She has refused to let society dictate her future and has taken matters into her own hands. Established in 2011, April serves as the Executive Director for Alternative Solutions, an organization that provides a healthy environment for girls ages 7-24. AS promotes healthy lifestyles by providing mentoring programs, weekend retreats, career development and training, college preparedness, and helps girls to recognize their self worth. AS caters to inner city youth throughout Flint and Genesee County.
April currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and an Associate of Science degree in Human Services. She has been awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Ruth Mott Foundation, and is a current nominee for the Genesee County Sybil Award and the 2015 Flint Fli City Community Great Achievement Award.
Contact April HERE.
Kayamone A. Sutton, Sr. – Director of Development and Communications
KAYAMONE WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1986 AND IS A NATIVE OF FLINT, MICHIGAN. HE IS A SINGLE FATHER OF 3 CHILDREN AND IS A STRONG COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST. IN 2010 KAYAMONE STEPPED ONTO THE POLITICAL SCENE IN FLINT AS HE RAN FOR MAYOR. HE BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE FLINT STOP THE VIOLENCE/COMMUNITY TAKE-BACK ORGANIZATION IN 2013 WITH THE PURPOSE OF PROTESTING THE YOUTH ON YOUTH VIOLENCE WHILE PROMOTING THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF THE FLINT COMMUNITY (I.E. COMMUNITY RESOURCES, YOUTH GROUPS, SOCIAL SERVICES, ETC.). KAYAMONE SPENDS MUCH OF HIS TIME ADVOCATING FOR POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE CHANGE WITHIN THE CITY OF FLINT AND HAS TAKEN A STAND IN THE COMMUNITY ON A NUMBER OF KEY ISSUES SUCH AS YOUTH EDUCATION, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT AND DEBT REDUCTION. HE IS CURRENTLY A 2017 CANDIDATE FOR 4TH WARD FLINT CITY COUNCIL.
KAYAMONE IS A US NAVY VETERAN, HAVING SERVED AN ENLISTMENT ON THE U.S.S. SAN JACINTO (CG-56), A GUIDED MISSILE CRUISER BASED IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA AS AN OPERATIONS SPECIALIST FROM 2006-2009. SOME OF HIS AWARDS INCLUDE THE NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION MEDAL, NAVY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL, GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR SERVICE MEDAL, AND NAVAL SEA SERVICE DEPLOYMENT AWARD. KAYAMONE HAS ALSO BEEN AWARDED WITH THE 2012 KEEP GENESEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION AWARD.
CONTACT KAYAMONE HERE.
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