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Earl Thompson

President / Founder

I am Earl Thompson Youth Ambassadors of Virginia Founder and President . I grew up in the Eastend of Richmond. I attended Richmond Public Schools. I have worked with young males in different settings. The setting includes Hanover Correctional Centers, Oakridge Correctional Centers, group home settings, intensive in –home counselor, behavior / treatment centers and currently in the Richmond Public School setting. I have obtained a Bachelor in Criminal Justice, Master in Special Education, and Master in Educational Leadership. My goal is to support and enhance our youth abilities. 
Earl Thompson joined Youth Ambassadors Of Virginia LLC, Ambassadors of Virginia INC with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

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Lonnie C. Spurell

Activity Director

I am a father of two, a son and daughter.  I graduated from Caroline High School.  I have earned my Associate of Applied Science in Human Services at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Va.  I also have my Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Science in Special Education at Liberty University Lynchburg, Va.  Throughout my career, I’ve worked as a strategic partner in the public school system and non-profit sectors.  I have been employed at Richmond Public Schools since 2006 until present.  My passion is working with families and at risk youth.  I also enjoy participating and coaching in sports.

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Christopher Luck's

Holistic and Family Engagement

Hello Everyone!!  I am Christopher Luck and I am a mentor for the Youth Ambassadors of Virginia Program and wanted to share a little about myself.  I live in the Dinwiddie, Virginia area and have a lovely wife (Barbara) and daughter (Natalie).   I grew up in the Richmond area predominately my entire life, except for relocating to Germany for 3 years when I was a child.  My hobbies include spending time with friends & family, watching soccer, football, and playing golf.  I am an avid follower of Jesus Christ and believe that anything can be accomplished through him by his grace. 

There are 3 things I am looking forward to bringing to the Youth Ambassador’s program:

  1. Youth mentorship- Building relationships with the children of the Richmond and Tri-City areas by community engagement. 

  2. Juvenile Restorative services- working with troubled youth to rehabilitate them back to society’s expectations.

  3. Religious mentorship- working with the youth to share the gospel. 

I am looking forward to working with each and every one!!

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At Youth Ambassadors of Virginia

Ambassadors of Virginia, Inc., wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.

Our mentors: YAofVA staff members work daily as Full-time (Educators) employees in various Commonwealth of Virginia public school systems. Many of our mentors are college graduates who have earned their Master's degree or higher and currently hold an active license in their content areas of choice. YAofVA mentors are actively engaged with several professional organizations that have been trained: Restorative Practices, Fraternities and Sororities, Alumni Associations, Civic and Religious organizations.

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