Raphael Mostyn is a young man from the East side of Detroit. Raphael graduated from Warren Fitzgerald high school and attended bowling green after high school. Raphael attended bowling green for only 3 semesters after having to return to Detroit due to financial issues and continued his education at Central Michigan University with a Bachelor Degree in Community Development with a focus in community services. Upon return, Raphael began working as a math intervention specialist in a charter school in Detroit, MI. While working at this school, Raphael began working with The RISE Program, an academic enrichment program at the school. Through working at the school, Raphael developed an extreme love and care for the children in urban areas. Raphael became a director for the program in 2012 and helped expand the program throughout the state of Michigan until his departure from RISE in 2016. In 2016, Raphael started an organization (Mostyn Community Development) that provided services to the special need’s community. These services included work-place readiness training, self-advocacy, career exploration, post-secondary education, and work-based learning. This organization has grown and now services hundreds of students with special abilities across the state of Michigan.