Meet Harrison Horne, a Qcity Newcomer

This elementary school counselor wants to do his part to advocate for mental health resources in the black community.

Name: Harrison Horne

Moved from: Atlanta, Ga.

How long in Charlotte: 2 months

Occupation: Elementary school counselor

Hobbies: Going to professional sports games, concerts and festivals; karaoke bars; traveling; watching movies; working out at the gym; and professional conferences.

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What brought you here? I visited Charlotte last year with my friends and I instantly fell in love with the city. I returned a second time for CIAA. This is when I confirmed that I wanted to be here. After graduating with my master’s degree, I was employed one month later. I’m here to venture out to learn a new city and enjoy something new.

What do you like best about Charlotte? I like the feeling of a city on the cusp of explosion. The city gives me life that I thought I became bored with living in Atlanta, but now I feel as if there is so much to accomplish. The dating scene seems a little more compatible. In general, it’s been good meeting people to connect and network.

What do you like least about Charlotte? The speed limit here is extremely slow, but I am also coming from a faster paced city where traffic is hectic and the speed limit is almost 70 MPH.

How do you hope to get involved in the community? I want to get involved with promoting mental health in the black community. I have noticed a lack of mental health resources in the poorer areas of Charlotte,  and I want to advocate for increase in those resources.

What’s been your most memorable moment since moving here? Going to see Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, and Mike [of New Edition] perform at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

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