Michael Benjamin leads a team that oversees the grassroots advocacy and mobilization efforts for the American Federation for Children (AFC), which maintains and cultivates an extensive advocacy base on behalf of our nation’s children that are in most need of equitable educational opportunity and access.
Michael has worked in the educational choice field since 2000 and has established a national reputation for his efforts to engage, recruit, organize, train and mobilize supporters of educational choice. In 2001, he co-founded Step Up For Students, which oversees the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for low-income students, with John Kirtley and helped convince the Legislature to create a program. The program now serves approximately 107,000 low-income students in over 1,800 schools throughout Florida. Michael holds a degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.