Brandon Fleming, Education Speaker, From At-Risk Teen to Harvard University

by jcmobilepublished on March 31, 2020

Brandon P. Fleming’s story of struggle, success, and service has inspired tens of thousands around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. Fleming was recruited to join the Harvard debate faculty at the age of 26. The college later approved Fleming’s proposal to institute the Harvard Diversity Project – an unprecedented pipeline program that the Harvard Debate Council would adopt as its subsidiary. Fleming now leads an executive staff and board that has raised over $300,000 to enroll over 50 students of color into Harvard’s international summer residency on full scholarship. The organization made history in its inaugural year after Fleming’s students dominated hundreds of young scholars from around the world. News of the achievement instantly went viral and broke national headlines, being featured on CNN’s Headline News, Huffington Post, Ebony Magazine, The Root, Blavity, Black Enterprise, and many more. Fleming set out to establish a one-of-a-kind organization to become known for distinguishing and positioning Black youth to be pipelined into Ivy League – a radical ambition that was officially accomplished in December 2018 when his first student received Early Action admission into Harvard College Class of 2023 on a full scholarship. Fleming’s story, erudition, and achievements have enabled him to use his voice to inspire and impact lives in places ranging from federal prisons to academic institutions and global platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly.

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