Mike surprised 3rd-grade teacher Cheryl DiMartino (left) at C.P. Squires Elementary in Las Vegas by presenting her with a 2002 Milken National Educator Award. DiMartino teaches the lowest-achieving students in her inner-city school, and has helped 90% of them to raise their reading skills two to four grade levels within one year. Mike (right) shares the simple joy of blowing bubbles with a youngster at a Festival for Youth celebration.
The H.E.L.P. Group
In Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the H.E.L.P. Group is California's largest private institution serving children with special needs. Mike has taught classes and worked with kids there for 15 years.