Mujahid Muhammad throughout his career has exemplified the much needed balance of activism and clinical professionalism. He is a passionate community advocate dedicated to the holistic well-being of youth and families. Growing up as the oldest of 10 siblings in Newark, New Jersey he was challenged with protecting, teaching and leading others at a early age.
While studying psychology as a undergraduate student at Morgan State University he gained a transformative knowledge of self and purpose. Under the mentorship of two elder professors Mr. Muhammad was able to accept the importance using his experiences making it through a educational and social system that did not encourage success to advocate for change. He soon became the leader of several school and community organizations focused on the social development of the disenfranchised and victimized. Upon graduating he founded K.E.Y.S Development, at the time a mentoring agency charged with providing evening therapeutic services for youth housed in group homes within Baltimore City.
Mujahid Muhammad acquired his graduate degree in clinical social work from the University of Maryland. He served as a clinician in the Baltimore City school system, the University of Maryland, and several other prominent organizations. His leadership afforded him the opportunity to implement the first Columbia University CASA Blueprint program in the state of Maryland. He became a certified trainer through Cornell University. Previously presided as the president of a company servicing the developmentally disabled. He also served as a crisis management and foster parent trainer for Catholic Charities for over ten years. This professional clinical experience prepared him to return to his passion and purpose.
Through his organization K.E.Y.S Development, a certified mental health agency, Mr. Muhammad is able to service communities which would otherwise reject clinical support. His focus is to work with disenfranchised children and their families in a way in which mentors, counselors, therapists, and social workers all first become advocates in a community in which they will serve. Allowing themselves to become infused in the community prior servicing children and families in those communities. This model has led him to work alongside several Baltimore City councilmen/councilwomen and provide his professional expertise on several WOLB radio shows. Mujahid Muhammad remains at heart an activist and can often be found in the projects of Baltimore having lively discussions around social change with parents and playing ball with kids in the neighborhood.