MEA Training and Development

MEA Training and Program Development is a national training entity that assists individuals and organizations with understanding, identifying and managing the content, skills, and behavior needed to create diverse and safe environment that will allow at-risk youth the chance to strive and grow while confined in detention centers, classrooms and group homes. MEA’s training and program development strives to allow clients to deal with children with mental health issues, history of violence, criminal history. While the juvenile justice system is changing going towards a more therapeutic approach, MEA Training and Program development has been in the vanguard using evidenced based therapeutic approaches designed for youth with developmental disabilities, mental health issues, substance abuse issues, to name a few.


D.E.I. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consulting

Michaels contributions have led to student successes. As of 2021 he has taken 112 high school students who lack of motivation, focus and credits to graduate, to incentivized and goal orientated students able to reach their academic potential. These 112 students are all set to graduate in the class of 2022. Eighty-one of the 112 students will be enrolled in community college and 4 directly to universities this fall. He also remains active in professional associations, frequently presenting research at the American Educational Research Association and the Critical Race Studies in Education Association. Michael also helped create a mental health unit for youth who were incarcerated in juvenile hall. This unit was designed to provide treatment to youth incarcerated that suffer from mental health issues, trauma, or suicidal ideations.