As Michelle Powell celebrated her 40th birthday last week, (see the video created by Shaye A. Painter and Shirley Ware) she also was celebrating the birthday of ‘Let’s Make a Difference’, a program that she created 10 years ago.
Powell, whose face is well known to so many in Medina, was born and raised in the city. One of five children whose mother was a single parent when she was growing up. the city had special programs for the neighborhood children in the park. As a mother of two children herself, Powell found out the program no longer existed and she decided to take up the cause herself. Powell formed the program for underprivileged children in the Medina City area.