As director and founder of WHOA, Mr. Larry Pope is responsible for the leadership and direction of the organization. It is his goal to ensure that each individual who receives services from WHOA excels and succeeds personally and academically.
Growing up in the city of Richmond has allowed Larry to see the ins and outs of an inner city, and how that environment can negatively or positively affect the youth. As a child, Larry attended J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, T. H. Henderson Middle School and John F. Kennedy High School. Larry always knew that he wanted to be able to give back to the community that molded him into the person he is today.
After attending Norfolk State University, Larry knew his calling was with his community. Always the charismatic, people person Larry worked his way up to become a Vice President at Bank of America in the business banking division. Over his 13-year span with Bank of America he worked with many businesses covering the east coast.
In his spare time, Larry enjoys volunteering with the youth, as well as spending time with his family and mastering the art of taekwondo.