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Dear THF Supporters,


It's hard to believe that another new year is upon us. The Harris Foundation (THF) was involved in so many exciting programs and events in 2010, that the time just seemed to fly by. 2011 promises to be equally dynamic, as the THF team is already hard at work expanding our current outreach and developing new initiatives to support the education, health and wealth of our nation's youth. For example, this year will mark the expansion of the Dream Tour program, each of our stops will now touch the lives of at least 5,000 students in cities such as Washington D.C., New York and Dallas/Fort Worth.


We hope you will continue to follow the Foundation on our website and through our social media. This monthly newsletter will serve as your link to the latest national news on education, health and wealth; spotlights on leaders in these respective fields; updates on THF, including current programs and upcoming events; and my personal blog. This month, visit our website frequently as we honor Positive People Doing Positive Things throughout Black History Month. I hope that you will join us as we continue to work to enable America's youth to develop and achieve their full potential.  





Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr.

The Harris Foundation

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This Week in Education: Virtual Learning Tools Aid Students And Teachers Alike
Are iPads and avatars the wave of the future in our nation's schools? As these and other new technologies emerge, many educators are eager to embrace their potential as teaching tools.          

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Positive People Doing Positive Education:

Terry Houston, Principal, Roosevelt High School, St. Louis, MO

Teaching students that college is not out of reach. Click Here to Learn More! 





This Week in Health: College Freshman Optimistic About Higher Education

In spite of increased levels of stress and concern about the economy, more students than ever-about 73 percent-believe that college will boost their earning power.  Click Here To Learn More!


Positive People Doing Positive Things... in Health:

Zaid Gayle, Exective Director of Peace4Kids in Compton, CA

Bringing peace and positivity to South Central LA. Click Here to Learn More! 






This Week in Wealth: Federal Scholarships And Financial Aid Easier To Obtain In 2011

The New Year brings good news for high school seniors and their parents alike: Applying for financial aid will be easier than ever in 2011. Click Here To Learn More! 


Positive People Doing Positive Wealth:

Cheryl Dorsey, CEO of Echoing Green in New York, NY

Facilitating social entrepreneurship by providing resources to visionaries.

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Dr. Harris named as one of's History Makers in the Making 


2011 ExxonMobil Benard Harris Math and Science Scholarships Announced 


Dr. Harris partners with Geoffrey Beene Foundation's Rock Stars of Science Campaign

About The Harris Foundation

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., The Harris Foundation, Inc. (THF) is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, whose mission is to invest in community-based initiatives to support education, health and wealth. THF supports programs that empower individuals, in particular minorities and others who are economically and/or socially disadvantaged, to recognize their potential and pursue their dreams. Through our interactive STEM education, health and wealth programs, we prepare students and communities for a world of infinite possibilities.

February 4-7, 2011

2011 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Directors' Conference - Houston, Texas


March 12, 2011

8:30-10:00 a.m. - Moscone Convention Center Room 104

Educational Forum at the 2011 National Science Teachers Association Conference - San Francisco, California

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