img_8113_fotor2 A young man that is experienced in advocacy, public engagement, public speaking and being a voice for youth in the Pennsylvania area! As an advocate and public speaker, he focuses on the public school system and education policy. 

Tamir Harper is a student at Community College of Philadelphia studying Early Childhood Education and a rising Senior at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia where he is a member of the Community Involvement Club and the Black Student Union.  At 17 years old, Tamir serves as Chairman of the Philadelphia Youth Commission. As a member of the Commission, Tamir has the honor of being a Communications Committee person of the Philadelphia My Brother’s Keeper Communications Committee. He also is a three-year member of the School District of Philadelphia Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council and was previously the Student Adviser for the School District of Philadelphia K-12 Counseling plan. Serving with those organizations has educated, empowered and inspired him about youth and advocacy work. In 2016, Tamir traveled to Washington DC to serve on a panel for the United States office of Education concerning teacher diversity moderated by Secretary King and has launched his own initiative with a group of students called UrbEd, a platform that advocates for a quality and efficient urban education system.

Holding true to his passion, Tamir believes that students should receive diversity in their schools, funding in their schools and a quality education that allows every student to succeed. Tamir will continue advocating for all youth in similar situations and strives to play a role in creating sustainable change for generations.                   

Tamir hopes to continue his passion for education and advocacy throughout his life and after he graduates high school, class of 2018, he will be attending college.  Mr. Harper plans to major in Education and Communications with hopes to getting a Ph.D. in Urban Education and a Juris Doctorates.

I will be the positive product of the environment I have been placed in. – Tamir D. Harper