I have always admired Hill Harper as an actor and author. His writing career and political advocacy has personally inspired me to continue my work.
Have you read any of his books before?
If not, then please click here to check out my personal favorite by Harper.
He's currently giving back to the community by supporting programs that help at-risk teens graduate high school.
Read his personal story below:
"I owe everything I have to the fact that my family emphasized education. I'm the product of the public school system and then went on to Harvard. So when I first learned about the work the organization City Year does - and got to see it first hand - I was hooked. It's an education program fueled by AmeriCorps members ages 17-25 who gives a full year of service, for a small stipend, at schools in large urban cities. As a board member, I help fund-raise and raise awareness about the benefits of City Year. Nationally more that 3,100 go into schools, usually in high poverty areas, to serve as mentors or tutors. They work full-time, from the first bell to the after-school program, in 28 cities, and they help close to 210,000 students stay on track to graduate from high school and be ready for college and career success. Listen, there is a solution to solve the public school crisis in America - it's called City Year. With this organization, I'm more hopeful than ever and so proud to be a part of it."