Wes Bellamy is a teacher at Albemarle High School. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Helping Young People Evolve (HYPE), which is a boxing and step dance mentoring program for boys and girls in the greater Charlottesville, VA. He serves on the Board of Directors for the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, and is the President of the Young Black Professional Network of Charlottesville.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from South Carolina State University and a Masters in Education Administration and Supervision at Virginia State University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Education Administration and Policy from Virginia State University. In December of 2013, he was named as one of the "Distinguished Dozen" by the Daily Progress as an individual making an impact in the area.
While Wes may have many titles, his number one focus is working with others to create a better city. He is committed to doing whatever it takes to create one community, one Charlottesville.
Accomplishments: #5 on the HBCU Buzz Top 40 under 40 (2014) Daily Progress Distinguished Dozen Award winner (2013) Black History Month Distinguished Alumni Award winner at Alma Mater, South Carolina State University #4 on Top 40 under 40 for the Cville Weekly