What’s Good — Councilman Riccardo Dale Interview

Video and reporting by: Isaiah Showell

BEVERLY CITY, N.J. — Riccardo Dale is 23 years old and graduated from Rowan University in 2020, but he’s accomplished quite a bit in his short life so far.

Dale overcame quite a bit of adversity — including a 0.8 high school grade-point average and even homelessness — to establish his own nonprofit, Free All Minds. Through his nonprofit, Dale hopes to mentor and support at-risk youth in his community, but his resume even goes beyond that. The 23-year-old was Rowan University’s lone student representative on the university’s Board of Trustees, and he recently became a councilman in his hometown of Beverly City.

Dale sat down with our Isaiah Showell to discuss everything from his childhood to his nonprofit.


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