Love develops peer educators, recruit teens and community support by conducts dynamic educational and motivational workshops that jumpstart teen’s social and civic engagement along with programs that build self-esteem, and workforce development. Love created the Just AART Project at TWP that focuses on the use of music engineering and production with songwriting and singing to give young people an outlet for self-expression and the opportunity to learn marketable skills. Richard is a poet and musician and teaching artist. Love uses poetry and original music to expand his reach into the community. Love has dedicated his teen and adult life to helping youth through creative youth development using music poetry and peer leadership development. He has assisted in facilitating the international event Brave New Voices as seen on HBO and attended by youth poetry team from all over the US, South Africa, New Zealand, Jamaica and Guam for the past nine years. Love is listed on the Virginia Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster for 2021-2022.