Cory Harrison

Executive Director, YMCA Camp Greenville


Focused, experienced, engaged and empowering, Cause-Driven Leader within a global movement called the YMCA. Passionate about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Connection to the NEXT School:

Parent of a NEXT High School Freshman

What makes you excited about "Impact-Based Learning"?

I believe the Impact-Based Learning is the both the present and future of the most effective form of education. I'm excited that NEXT has made this the core of it's education platform as it shows that the leadership of NEXT is moving on the forefront "the way the world works and how students learn."

Have you previously served on the NEXT School Board or Planning Committee?

No (first term).

Qualifications and reasons for serving on the NEXT School board:

As a former School Board member (Elkhart, IN) and nominee (Mount Carroll, IL) education is something that is incredibly important to me. In particular the Charter school system and movement. As a parent of three boys that have attended charter schools, I'm passionate about bring that experience and knowledge to NEXT. As a member of the Greenville community, I view education as the number one priority and need. And if I can bring my experience and qualifications as an Executive Director at a 20 million dollar non-profit organization that works with over 10,000 students and dozens of schools, I'd love to do that. And as a parent of a current NEXT student, I've personally become a passionate advocate and voice for the school in any situation I can.

Finally...What is your "coffee shop" order?

Dunkin' Donuts please: medium hot coffee, regular cream, 5 sugar.