Bob Neubeck, Karen Evans, and Father Larry Cozzi founded The Menta Group in 1973 because there was a critical need to help children who were not achieving their potential in a traditional classroom setting. They were alarmed at the devastating effects that behavior-related suspensions and expulsions were having on school-aged children. Beginning with one teacher and one student, the organization was born with the belief that all children will succeed if given the chance.
The Menta Group evolved into a dynamic, responsive, multi-state education non-profit, operating numerous private and public/private partnership schools. The organization still firmly adheres to its policy to never give up on a child and that no student will be rejected, suspended, or expelled.
To provide innovative solutions to critical problems in education and human services.
We envision a society in which all youth can be successful. As an organization, we are especially committed to making success a reality for at-risk youth. We strive to be the recognized national leader in serving at-risk youth in educational and social service settings through the provision of empirically-based innovative solutions to critical problems in education and human services. Our goal is to also support the professionals who work with at-risk youth by focusing on program development, professional training, and child advocacy.