Charles Johnson works within the Mary and Frances Youth Center as the Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) program manager, in partnership with 30 local youth-serving organizations. Johnson brings more than 15 years of nonprofit experience working with youth to the position, including work in juvenile justice, public health and experiential education. Most recently, Johnson served locally as the program manager for Blue Sky Fund, where he helped staff provide monthly outdoor, experiential and environmental field investigations to 1,900 Richmond Public Schools elementary students. He is certified as a Trauma Informed Care trainer, in addition to certifications from the David P. Weikart Center in Youth Work Methods and Social and Emotional Learning.
- M.A., educational ministry, Covenant Theological Seminary
- B.S., biology, College of William & Mary