The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program returns this year with a stronger focus on African American moms and their impact on the academic success of their teens. Building on the initiative’s accomplishments, the 2015 program will award up to 20 winners a $5,000 scholarship and an invitation to the all-new Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy.
Aligning with his commitment to teen mentoring, Steve Harvey returns as the program’s celebrity ambassador. He will help launch and co-host the 2015 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy, a three-day mentoring and education preparation experience for the winners and their mothers/legal guardians. The Academy will take place in Atlanta, July 24 – 26.
“Having a mentor as a young man played a pivotal part in my success,” said Harvey. “In the African American community, moms take on the same role. Their involvement has a crucial impact on the development of their teenagers. Through the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy, we can influence the lives of some truly deserving teens, while supporting and empowering their mothers.”
Source: LA Sentinel