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Episode 17: Bob Harris

Bob Harris ran a corporate business for twenty years and then sold it to his employees. Then, he transitioned into the nonprofit sector. He served as Executive Director of an organization that provided camp experiences for teens, and one day, while loading a trailer with camp gear, he had a heart attack…which resulted in quadruple-bypass surgery.

And you’ll never guess what he did while he was laying in that hospital bed recovering from the surgery… He decided to start a new nonprofit! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸ§‘ Just goes to show you the maxim is true: You can’t keep a good man down!

Bob Harris is a Texan with a big heart for unaccompanied teens. I can’t wait for you to hear how his organization is changing the world one life at a time.

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About Bob Harris

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Episode Bob Harris with 2020 Level Pathways participant as she receives a scholarship to
the University of Dallas. Photo copyright of Rambler Newspapers.

Co-founder of Level Pathways, Bob has extensive work and volunteer experience in social awareness organizations. Bob has spent more than 12-years working as an Executive Director for Level Pathways, Wilderness Trek Christian Camp, and Texoma Youth Camp. In addition, he spent 30-years in various other roles working with nonprofit organizations primarily geared towards supporting youth, including serving as Board President of the Irving Schools Foundation

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Bob is an active member of the Riverside Church of Christ where he mentored two autistic young men, and participated in mission trips to Russia and Costa Rica assisting with local youth programs. Bob faithfully served as an Elder at Riverside for over 21-years.

In 1979 Bob founded Harris Manufacturing Company, Inc. where he made hiring veterans and handicapped employees a priority. In 1998 his employees established the Robert C. Harris endowed scholarship with the Irving Schools Foundation, for students looking at careers in manufacturing and technology. Bob is a past recipient of the Volunteer of the Year from Dallas County (MHMR) for his long-term mentoring with mentally challenged youth.


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