Elijah Richardson

Author/Curriculum Administrator

Elijah received a football scholarship resulting in him earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology from Culver-Stockton College in 2018. During Elijah's time at Culver Stockton College, he was named 2nd overall mediator at the Peacemaker International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament, Mock Trial Captain, Student Leader of the year, and Humanitarian of the year. Elijah decided to pursue a master’s degree in Law Enforcement Justice Administration from Western Illinois University that he conferred in May 2020 while serving as an Assistant Complex Director. In 2019, Elijah won the Small Business Association pitch competition for WHOH Detroit, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community. Elijah created WHOH Detroit to promote community policing by implementing programming between law enforcement officers and inner-city youth. WHOH Detroit primarily focuses on studying social dilemmas such as police brutality, inner-city unemployment, college preparedness, inner-city youth empowerment, and lack of minority representation in corporate careers. WHOH Detroit targets cultural and environmental factors in addition to psychological & personal characteristics. Elijah believes concentrating on the youth throughout programming today will bridge the gap between law enforcement and in the community tomorrow. Currently, Elijah is the President and Community Initiatives Director of WHOH Detroit, the Community Engagement & Curriculum Director for Change the Mentality football club, and a juvenile probation mentor.

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