During a recent visit to our campus, Mayor Levar Stoney spoke a crowd of more than 150 Villa students and staff, offering words of encouragement as he talked about his personal journey and vision for the City of Richmond.
"Always shoot for excellence," he told students. "Outsmart your obstacles. Go over that mountain, around that mountain, through that mountain, underneath that mountain - any which way to succeed."
All students had the opportunity to personally meet the mayor following his remarks, and many asked thoughtful questions. The visit concluded with a tour of our programs which serve Richmond and more than 30 localities throughout Central Virginia.
St. Joseph's Villa's mission is to help those we serve face the mountains of autism, homelessness, and specialized learning challenges. We thank Mayor Stoney for the time and attention to gave to our kids!