Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12:31 PM
Subject: December 2010: The Harris Foundation Newsletter
I am pleased to introduce our newest effort to keep you informed about the activities of the Harris Foundation, the “THF Newsletter”. Over the last year, we have experienced growth in our activities all across this nation. Thanks to our national and local partners we have programs such as the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps which have served over 5,000 students since 2007, the Dream Tour initiative which has visited over 28 cities and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders program which has selected 187 individuals as award recipients, just to highlight a few. We thank you for your support as we continue to positively impact our nation’s youth and their communities.
We believe that there are “infinite possibilities” in life!
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
PILLARS OF EMPOWERMENT
The Harris Foundation supports three pillars for individual and community
empowerment - education, health and wealth.
Louisiana Pilot a Success in Reducing
One week before The Harris Foundation completed the Dream Tour in Baton Rouge, LA, the Louisiana Department of Education announced that state officials’ focus on eighth and ninth-grade students has proven effective in reducing dropouts and increasing test scores.
Bridging the Achievement Gap Between Black and White Students
The academic achievement gap separating Black and White students has long been known and studied….New data produced by the National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP) and reported by the Council of Great City Schools focuses on Black males and shows that those attending schools in urban areas have made more progress.
Bullying: Not Just a Social Issue
With countless barriers to success already facing our nation’s youth, recent findings from UCLA psychologists that students who are bullied suffer academically is disheartening, to say the least. According to a study involving 2,300 students in 11 Los Angeles-area public schools, bullying, especially high levels of it, correlated with lower grades. Read more…
New data compiled by researchers from five universities has confirmed the long-held suspicions of campus counselors across the nation: Students today are more stressed than youth during the Great Depression era.
A Foundation for Success
What is your financial IQ? According to a NY Times article, it may not be as highas you think. Personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard posits that Americans aren’t very money-savvy, yet are expected to make big financial decisions as
early as their teens. Read more…
Dare to Dream hosts Gang Prevention Night
with Harris County Juvenile Probation, CIS and the FBI
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