Jo White

Daveida Murphy-Hasan

Hanover Safe Place

Paul Plonski

Virginia Commonwealth University

Lenora Jones-Elliott

Hanover Safe Place

Jo White

Executive Director

(804) 937-6836 (cell)

Virginia Baccus

Administrative Assistant

(804) 321-2789 (office)

Edward Bien-Aime

Real estate entrepreneur and advocate for the African American youth learning financial literacy

Patricia Rogers

Risk Management Coordinator at Virginia Department of the Treasury

Laquiechia Sims

Saving Our Youth Graduate

Jo White, Founder of Saving Our Youth, understands that the youth are our future. Since June of 2009 she served as CEO/Executive Director of Saving Our Youth, Virginia. Saving Our Youth was developed to support the need for developmental help the at-risk youths in the Richmond Metropolitan area through 2 programs, Higher Education and Juvenile Rearing for troubled youths. Jo works with the youths and partner with other organization to bring the programs necessary to fulfill SOYs goals of helping youths work their way through obstacles to become production adults. 


Jo’s heart to help youth in Higher Education started years before opening up Saving Our Youth. Growing up in Newark NJ, she graduated valedictorian of her Junior High and graduated high schools as the number 6 ranking student out of about 1000 graduates. With those rankings, Jo thought that college would be a breeze for her but she quickly found out that she hadn’t been taught the things that students in predominately white schools had been taught. Because of that, Jo vowed to make sure that if she had children, they would go to good schools. Now with a grown daughter, practicing medicine in Tampa FL as a MD Specializing in Infectious Deceases, Jo has vowed to help more youth reach their goals of going to college and becoming leaders in Richmond. 





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