Lucas Harris ’21 Lets Learning Live On By Initiating A Tutoring Service
Lucas Harris is a Scot who is known for fierce dedication to his studies and staunch commitment to those who are fortunate enough to name him as a friend and confidant. True to his reputation, Lucas spent the last months of the spring term focused on more than simply his own academic pursuits. Along with his younger brother Ian Harris ’23, Lucas founded the Harris Brothers Tutoring Service, which offers free academic support to younger students in our own neighborhood who otherwise could not afford it.
Beyond helping local students to maintain pace with their studies, Lucas and Ian also provided much-needed mentorship and social interaction that had been missing in the lives of so many young children who saw their daily routines unceremoniously disrupted in the midst of the Pandemic.
In a recent interview with Lucas, the proud tutor indicated that he engaged in regular tutorials with his students, many of whom sought his guidance on a daily basis in order to surmount the academic challenges of each day. An example of the strength of the bonds formed between Lucas and his charges can be found in a photograph that was recently shared with him. In the image, a young girl is proudly donning a cap and gown to commemorate her Lower School graduation, an achievement which she credits Lucas with helping her to realize.
And while this community service endeavor may have been born out of necessity due to mandatory quarantine, Lucas and his brother vow to continue their project into the coming school year, as they have both come to recognize the positive impact that they can (and will) continue to have on their younger peers.
To watch Lucas in the latest episode of our ongoing “Community Service Stories” interview series, please click here. Well done, Lucas! Keep up the good work.
A non-profit, independent, co-educational school for grades Pre-K - 12, Saint Andrew's School is a private day and boarding school located in Boca Raton, educating the best students from across Palm Beach County, Florida, the United States, and throughout the world in the Episcopal tradition.