Michael R. DeLeon, has earned 3 Associates Degrees, a Baccalaureate in Business Management, with a minor in Criminal Justice and a CADC Certificate, and has now obtained his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University School of Social Work as well as his LCADC. Michael is the founder of Steered Straight, Inc. A non-profit organization formed in 2000 designed with the intention of carrying a message to youth and young adults regarding the extreme dangers of drugs, gang-involvement and criminal activity. Michael spends his time developing Steered Straight by stressing the importance of young men and women making sound, rational decisions in their day-to-day lives. Michael has spoken to over one million students and young adults as a motivational speaker in many facilities around the state of New Jersey.