Through this program, with the help of his colleagues, coordinated the first elementary-age male leadership conference for young males at Newsome Park Elementary School. He has orchestrated numerous career fairs for young people to open their minds to the various occupations available to them through hard work and a desire to achieve their goals. He has been a keynote speaker at schools across the city for citizenship ceremonies, academic promotional ceremonies and athletic banquets. He served as a minister at First Baptist Church Morrison in the City of Newport News, where his father retired as the pastor after 45 years.
He is a member of the Bethea Family Foundation and a youth league Athletic Coach through Newport New Parks and Recreation. He believes that all citizens should be heard and valued and that being a city official is his calling.
In 2016, Dr. Harris was elected to represent the North District of Newport News as a City Councilmember. He currently serves in this capacity as he continues his advocacy for youth empowerment, safe communities, and maximizing educational and recreational opportunities. His passion is mentoring and being a positive influence in the lives of people in the community in attempts to allowing our young people and their families to recognize the shining lights that they can serve in our communities. He has always felt obligated to give back to others, which has meant so much to him growing up. Mr. Harris has continued the legacy set forth by his father in standing up for social injustice, equality for all, being available to enlighten our citizens, empowering our communities to enhance our city.