Richard is a promising new young voice on the Providence poetry circuit. He has preformed at poetry slams and open-mics throughout Rhode Island, and is a two-time semi-finalist for the Providence Youth Slam Team. Richard is an alumni of Youth In Action, a premier youth leadership organization where he served as board co-chair and coordinator of T.I.T.A.N. (Teens Informing Teens About Non-violence), a peer outreach program at YIA. Currently a freshman at URI, Richard is dedicated to continue his commitment to high school students by volunteering at Youth In Action and New Urban Arts.