🌹 REST IN POWER BRANDON HARRISON 🌹 From the bottom of our hearts at The California Endowment, we offer thoughts, reflection and prayers to Brandon’s mother and family, including his two young children Noah and Adrian.
Sunday morning, Brandon Harrison, 20 years young, was gunned down as he left a party in Stockton. Brandon embodied both the adversity and the promise of our work in Building Healthy Communities. He emerged from a gang-involved existence, a past littered with school suspensions, community violence and the juvenile justice system.
With the support of mentors and support figures with the Fathers & Families program of San Joaquin @ffsjstockton, Brandon evolved as a young leader for peace, opportunity, and social justice. He was a vocal and visible leader at our annual Boys & Young Men of Color summer camp, spoke on youth panels at conferences on issues of social change, youth activism, and restorative justice — and recently joined my President’s Youth Council. Brandon was a most natural and gifted leader.
Brandon’s legacy of youth activism and leadership is etched into the history of Building Healthy Communities.
He will not be forgotten, and we carry on the work of Building Healthy Communities with his brand of leadership and vision in mind. - Dr. Robert K. Ross, President & CEO of The California Endowment #RestInPower #GoneTooSoon #FreeOurFutures #Stockon #California #InLovingMemory #StopTheViolence