Location: Yakima Convention Center
Jordan Harrison is a professional speaker, educational consultant and international youth development specialist born in Chicago, IL. His mission driven life focuses on radical imagination and eradicating inequality with the constant reminder of our collective humanity.
His work has allowed him to speak to over 250,000 people on diversity, equity, inclusion and how to develop the audacity to dream. He currently is the Senior Director of Programs for Reality Changers where he has worked with over 100,000 8th-12th grade first-generation college-bound students throughout the United States and Europe. He works with students, educators and professionals to provide solutions to one question, “How do we create environments where every person can succeed, no matter where they come from.”
Harrison is committed to changing the educational outcomes of low-income, underrepresented and first-generation students from underserved communities around the world. Jordan has worked on creating solutions to urban education challenges with the U.S Attorney's office, Fortune 100 companies, U.S News and World Reports, UC San Diego, Harvard University and many others.
His work recently earned him a full ride fellowship to Harvard University where he earned his Master's in Education in 2018. Harrison continues his work in transforming lives, communities and the world with the message to encourage others to have the audacity to dream and the discipline to achieve.