Meet Our Team

We're Passionate About Helping Youth Build Character

Progressions' team includes nationally-recognized leaders such as Fred Keller, creator of the nationally-acclaimed, "Welfare-to-Work" program, and presidential candidate, Ben Carson who personally visited students and staff at one of Progressions' first Success Centers.

Executive Director


Michael Daniels,
Executive Director

Michael Daniels developed the highly effective and research-supported, "I have, I will, and I see” approach to character development through his own early life experiences. Michael grew up in the inner-city of Grand Rapids, attended the public schools and learned first-hand how challenging school, work and life can be.Michael tragically lost his mother due to domestic violence when he was five.

Meet Michael

Board of Directors

The School To Career Board of Directors is comprised of a team of highly diverse professionals and community leaders who share a common vision for strengthening communities through equipping students with character and resiliency skills.

Staff and Interns

Progressions employs a highly qualified team of Master's level practitioners, and it engages interns from various disciplines including education and social sciences to support program development and delivery. Participating universities include Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, the University of Phoenix, Calvin College and Aquinas College.