In and around Metropolitan Detroit, Adam Harris is known for his service and advocacy for youth and young adults. For his service in Southeastern Michigan, Adam has received distinguished honors, such as the United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Young Adult Award of Excellence, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Distinguished Student Leader Award, and becoming a finalist in the category of Youth Volunteer of the Year Award for the Michigan Governor’s Service Awards. Adam’s journey of service has featured him on NBC’s WDIV Channel 4, Comcast Newsmakers and many other media outlets. Adam was also featured in the MTV Documentary, “The Amazing Break” for his service with hundreds of college students rebuilding from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
With more than a decade of service under his belt, Adam has served in multiple roles to encourage and inspire his community of metro Detroit, with a focus on empowering and mentoring young people. Motivating audiences young and old, Adam has a successful track record as a coach, mentor, educator, conflict-resolution specialist, workshop facilitator, counseling advisor, and guest speaker. Adam’s service has provided him with the opportunity to partner with many non-profit agencies, some of which include United Way, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Gleaners Community Food Bank, 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Midnight Golf Program, Interfaith Center for Racial Justice, New Detroit, Charles H. Wright Museum, Student African American Brotherhood, Greening of Detroit and many others.
Adam has also served in countries abroad; volunteering in Canada, El Salvador and Brazil. As a self-published author of two books, his latest book, Adam’s L.A.W. Lessons Along the Way was specifically written to inspire youth and young adults in his hometown of metropolitan Detroit. Adam shares his message of service and living life to the fullest with youth, young adults, parents, and groups throughout metropolitan Detroit as a frequent motivational and guest speaker. As a workshop presenter for the 2016 Conference on Volunteering and Service convened by Points of Light in Detroit, Adam was honored to be selected to participate in the Hello World project that featured Changemakers making a difference in local communities from around the world.
Adam graduated from University of Michigan-Dearborn with his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management and a minor in African & African American Studies. He also earned his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Detroit Mercy.
To connect with Adam, feel free to visit his website at http://iamadamharris.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org