For over 20 years, the Harlem Council of Elders’ Adopt-a-Class program has brought the life experiences and professional expertise of senior citizens and young adults to Harlem students through classroom presentations, enriching dialogue, and extracurricular activities.

Infusing their powerful stories with topics of particular concern to people of African descent and Latinos, special-guest visitors recruited by the Harlem Council of Elders encourage students to explore various careers while mapping out a system for continued education and personal success.