Intervention Counselor, STRONG University (Nassau)
"Be the Person you needed as a youth."
Rich carries this mantra with him every day as he works in the same community he was raised in. Although Rich was an honor roll student, he gravitated toward the negative influences of the street at a young age. This led him to participate in STRONG as a youth. Unfortunately, it also led him to hardship after hardship.
However, Rich uses his life experience in conjunction with an education in social work, psychology, and liberal arts from Cayuga Community College, Cornell University, and Nyack College to educate and empower today's youth so they do not travel down the same road he once did. Rejoining the STRONG family as an Intervention Counselor in April 2021 has put him in the position to be fully engaged with the youth of the community and service them with love and understanding.
Rejoining the STRONG family, in Rich's words, "has been one of the greatest gifts life has empowered him with." In his off time, Rich is involved in several multimedia projects through "So Rich Entertainment" -- a company he founded. So Rich Entrtainment is a company grounded in giving back to community and also provides the services of photography, videography, and spoken word and music for all types of events.
S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc.
A 501(C)(3) Not-for-profit
Phone: (516) 483-1350
Fax: (516) 762-8534
Headquarters: 599 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
Satelite office: 303 Crooked Hill Rd
Brentwood, NY 11717