Program Coordinator/Deputy Director
Charles Holloway became the Program Coordinator/Deputy Director of Freestate ChalleNGe Academy in July/2014. Mr. Holloway recently implemented vocational trades training. He is responsible for the smooth operation of the program and oversees various departments. Mr. Holloway also works directly with Cadets to insure their needs are met. If they are having issues that their counselor is unable to resolve, he would be the “go to guy”. This is such a great role for Mr. Holloway because he is genuinely passionate about working with at risk youth. In addition to his current position with Freestate, he has coached at risk youth in little league baseball as well as mentor juveniles in an addiction unit. Mr. Holloway has also formed a nonprofit organization that focuses on total rehab for ex-offenders (Project M.E.N.D – Moving Ex-offenders in New Directions.) His mission is to help at risk youth succeed. Perhaps because Mr. Holloway was raised in a single parent home by a strong woman that taught her sons right from wrong and how to be confident leaders. Mr. Holloway made mistakes along the way during his youth but when he lost his mother at the tender age of 16, it was his wake-up call. He wanted to make his mother proud and show her that he was listening when she gave him loving but stern direction, encouragement, support and discipline.
Charles graduated from Edmondson Westside Senior High School. While enrolled he held a full time job at McDonalds and played varsity baseball. After high school on Oct. 2, 1995, Mr. Holloway enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. While enlisted he held a tenure position at the United States Postal Service. Once his tour of duty was complete, Mr. Holloway attended Coppin State College where he studied Secondary education with a focus on history and graduated in 2007 with a BS degree.
In 2007 Mr. Holloway worked with at risk youth at the Good Shepherd Center where he taught Social Studies. In 2009 he was promoted to Administration.
June/2010 Mr. Holloway worked as Assistant Director of Education at The Youth in Transition School.
Mr. Holloway currently lives in Baltimore County with his wife Michele, and two children, Charles, Jr. and Chassidy.