TV 20 Detroit’s MI Healthy Mind tours Drew Transition Center

Program featured Drew’s horticulture program on Sunday, February 21, 2016!

Viewers of MI Healthy Mind at TV 20 Detroit had an opportunity to learn why educators throughout the U.S. and overseas are visiting Detroit Public Schools’ Charles Drew Transition Center, which provides vocational training for students, ages 18 to 26, with moderate to severe disabilities.

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, MI Healthy Mind hosts Michael Hunter and Elizabeth Atkins interviewed Principal Robert Avedisian and Michael Craig, a teacher of the cognitively impaired who leads the Center’s horticulture program.

Show link: TV 20 Detroit’s MI Healthy Mind tours Drew Transition Center

In 2015, Drew students planted and harvested more than 20 thousand pounds of fruit and vegetables that provided nutritious foods for students and families in the Center’s food program, as well as 32 Detroit elementary schools, and others in the community.

Linda George, a paraprofessional who assists Craig in the horticulture classes, was also a guest on the show with student Naytaya Lemons.

This 30-minute interview program, which airs every Sunday at noon on TV 20 Detroit, talks openly about matters related to mental health and wellness.

“Without visiting the Drew Transition Center, it is difficult to describe all the outstanding vocational and life skills training programs available to help young adults with disabilities live more productive independent lives,” said Millie Elston, executive director of MI Healthy Mind. “That’s why we decided to take our cameras inside and give viewers a glimpse while we interview Drew’s principal and staff.”

Sponsored by Team Wellness Center, MI Healthy Mind invites viewers to submit mental health and wellness topics of interest to For more information about the program, visit

Photos courtesy of MI Healthy Mind

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