A Life-Changing Journey

In the summer of 2000, Michelle Powell, a single mother of two, began a journey that would ultimately change her life and positively impact the lives of many children in need.  Michelle’s first vision of Let’s Make a Difference may have been formed using only her limited resources – a simple meal and a game of kickball at the local park; but it was the positive feedback from the handful of children to whom she reached out that inspired her to make that vision a reality.

Strengthened by her commitment to ministry and her work as a consultant for Medina Schools, Michelle has persevered in overcoming obstacles while developing the Let’s Make a Difference Program.  She has organized and presides over a board of directors; oversees and joins with a volunteer outreach team that plans and provides the daily summer activities; and still remains the caring inspiration for Medina’s underprivileged kids through her leadership and guidance.



ATHENA Leadership Award from The Medina County Women’s Journal


Medina City Schools Hall Of Fame Inductee


Friends of Education Award from Medina Teachers’ Association


Leadership Medina County Class of 2012


Jack & Jill of America Mother of the Year


Licensed Minister with St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Akron


Agent of Change Award from the Medina County Branch of the American Association of University Women


Included in the Metropolitan Who’s Who Registry for her outstanding leadership


YWCA Women of Distinction Award

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