Timothy Harrison


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The Enjoyable Pain of Growth Academy

Education is more than just academics and a holistic approach is needed to prepare our youth to thrive in the 21st century. As we fail to cultivate our youth’s potential, we miss out on their contributions, and millions are left behind to become disconnected. The Enjoyable Pain of Growth Academy ("EPOG Academy") is a non-profit that exists to create a world where more people realize their potential and our mission is to make personal development part of education!

We INSPIRE and EQUIP underserved youth to realize their potential through an online and evidence-based model of professional coaching and personal development programs. Results from our pilot study show that our program is leading to positive outcomes both inside and outside of the classroom. We've seen measurable increases in student's ability to execute goals, view themselves as a leader, regulate their emotions, and be resilient, which has translated to tangible action.

Run Houston! University of Houston Presented by Norton Rose Fulbright 10K, 5K, 1K
 4800 Calhoun Road Houston, TX 77004
September 19 - October 31, 2021

At EPOG Academy our vision is to create a world where more people realize their potential. The Enjoyable Pain of Growth (EPOG) is the process that everyone must embrace in order to realize their full potential. The most important growth that happens in our lives comes from voluntarily getting outside of our comfort zones. When we embrace this fact we allow even the painful parts of our stories to give us the understanding, motivation, and strength of character that lead to our eventual triumph. 

At EPOG Academy we teach students the process of growth while equipping them with support and tools to apply it to their own life. Students who go through EPOG Academy receive a professional leadership coach and a personal development program designed to help them overcome challenges, wield their strengths, articulate a vision for their future, cultivate a growth mindset, and take action towards their goals. Results from our pilot program showed that students found it easier to bounce back from setbacks, were more likely to identify as a leader, had increased emotional awareness, and were more motivated which lead to positive outcomes in and outside of school. 

In running this 5K I will be getting out of my comfort zone and embracing "EPOG" while helping to bring this game-changing program to even more students who otherwise wouldn't have access to it.

Join me by donating to my page or sign up and race with me! 


Hers how to help 

  1. Contribute to EPOG Academy by clicking the "Make a Donation" button on my page 
  2. Register for the race on September 19th and set up your own fundraising page (we can provide language for you to share) 

Thank you for making a difference!

Donations2Date: $902

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Tajon Dunn $20.00 9/19/2021
Despina Colette Nicolaou Collins $100.00 9/17/2021
roman brown $50.00 9/17/2021
Joseph Harrison $217.00 9/16/2021 This donation is from your mom and dad ???????????
Tevin Mills $25.00 9/16/2021
James Tate $110.00 9/16/2021
Reginald DesRoches $250.00 9/16/2021
Cornelius Robinson $25.00 9/11/2021
Diya Spellman $50.00 9/9/2021 Raise for the goal Timothy! So proud of your cause! The Spellmans
VALERIE Robinson $50.00 9/9/2021 May God Bless Growth Academy! Amen
Joseph Harrison $5.25 9/9/2021 Livejoedreamz
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