“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” –Dr. Martin Luther King

Tiny steps forward, a little more effort than before and progress, even when you’re scared, creates epic change in the world!


Michael is a 17 year old baker, business owner, social entrepreneur and food justice advocate. Michael has been baking since he was 9 years old but has been interested in the challenges of inequality since he learned about the historic March on Washington at age 6. Michael comes from a home of educators and advocates and began to ask questions early on about the challenges of inequity. Inspired by a pair of TOMS shoes he received as a present, Michael decided that he would begin a baking business with a 1-for1 model. From the beginning of Michael’s Desserts, he has donated a dessert to someone in need for every one dessert that he sells.  With this model Michael has served countless people.

Michael appeared with 11 of the best kid bakers in the country, in season 4 of Kids Baking Championship on Food Network. Has given a TedX Talk, and been featured in the Washington Post, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Capital Gazette, and local news.


Generation NKH

Michael is a partner with No Kid Hungry and Generation NKH to help fundraise to end hunger. He also helps to mobilize other youth to take up the cause and end hunger in his generation.

Giving Tuesday Spark

GivingTuesdaySpark is youth-founded and youth-led. These are young leaders, who are making a difference not only on GivingTuesday, but every day. They’re helping to spread the word about GivingTuesdaySpark and inspire more young people to help build a more just and generous world.
Michael’s initiative #12TuesdayOfGiving  encourages people to do small acts of giving for 12 Tuesday’s leading up to Giving Tuesday.



CBS with Molan


WUSA9 News with Evan Koslof




PGCTV with Sonia

Capital Gazette with John McNamara


5 Foot Food Critic



Kids Baking Championship on Food Network  Season 4