The Harris Foundation Header.jpg

In 2008, we launched The Dream Tour, a program designed to inspire young Americans by showing them the rewarding possibilities in their future through math and science.  We have shared that message with more than 42,000 American students in 32 cities nationwide.


Last month, ExxonMobil and I expanded the reach of The Dream Tour to make an international impact by visiting school children in Angola, Nigeria and South Africa.  It was an incredible journey that touched my heart in ways I could have never imagined.  Kids truly are the same.  They all share the inquisitiveness and wonder we tend to lose as adults.  So what a great opportunity it was to share my story globally and encourage students from different walks of life to love math and science.


Through the African Dream Tour, I was also able to meet with African leaders to discuss the importance of STEM education and the opportunities it creates.  Much like in the U.S., Nigeria, Angola and South Africa are making efforts to strengthen their education system with various STEM initiatives.


The impact of The Dream Tour was profound and provided me with as much optimism as I hope I offered to the kids.  I was amazed by the people I encountered at every stop on the trip and will be forever changed by this opportunity.


Education is transformative and a great equalizer.  It is a tool that can literally change the world.


Bernard A. Harris, Jr. 



Join Us       

  Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn  

  View our videos on YouTube Find us on Facebook
October 2011




The Dream Tour goes international visiting South Africa, Angola and Nigeria.

Click Here to Read More!


EMBHSSC alumni tell their stories of success.

Click Here to Read More!


*          *          *          *          *  




Martin Iguchi (RWJF-CHL National Advisory Committee Member) named Dean of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University.

Click Here to Read More!


Jennie Trotter, M.Ed., (RWJF-CHL 1998) received the Georgia Prevention Pioneer Award at the Georgia School of Addiction Services Conference.  

Click Here to Read More about The Georgia School! 






Dr. Harris at SSC.jpg 

2011 EMBHSSC Season Comes to a Close with Oregon State University:

For a glimpse into OSU's 2011 camp, click here. 



The DREAM Tour Africa:

First black astronaut lands in South Africa with a new mission  

More children need math and science (podcast)   


University of Houston Distinguished Alumni Series features Dr. Harris' Dream Walker 

Dr. Harris tells crowd to shoot for the stars 


Dr. Harris spotlighted on KIAH Houston   


Challenger Center's Astronaut of the Month highlights Dr. Harris & THF (webcast)


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.
Harris Foundation Footer.jpg