JUVENILE JUSTICE VERSION
OUR INTERACTIVE GUIDEBOOK AND
ACCOMPANYING 8-WEEK YOUTH PROGRAM, FROM PUNISHMENT TO PREPARATION,
PROVIDES A FRAMEWORK FOR YOUTH IN CONFINEMENT TO ENGAGE IN REFLECTION AND TRANSFORMATION
OUR INTERACTIVE GUIDEBOOK AND CREDIT-BEARING HIGH SCHOOL COURSE,
FREEDOM STARTS HERE, SUPPORTS STUDENTS TO RENEW THEIR MINDSET, LOOK INWARD, AND BECOME THE
BEST VERSION OF THEMSELVES
Michy E. Morillo is an author, youth coach, and acclaimed keynote speaker with lived experience navigating the juvenile justice system. As a former juvenile delinquent and an expelled high school student, Michy went on to have a successful 20 year career in graphic design.
Little did she know, being repeatedly incarcerated between the ages of 14 and 18 and being expelled were uniquely designed for her life’s purpose. Following the blueprint that she now shares, she is reaching back to bring others along. As a spirited entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist, Michy is committed to being a transformative force in the lives of youth, serving as a conduit to the skills and tools that nurture growth.
Whether an incarcerated youth or a student in school, Michy E. Morillo’s book Cell Dreamer is a game-changer. She wrote the original version to help incarcerated youth look at their time as preparation and not as a punishment. After being hired to speak at the school that once expelled her, Michy was inspired and moved by the students who reminded her of herself. In response, she created the Cell Dreamer Student Version to further dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Michy is living proof that our most challenging times can truly be sewn into opportunities.