In its fourth year, the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program has provided avenues to help youth pursue their aspirations of higher education through once-in-a-lifetime mentorship opportunities.
ATLANTA (PRWEB) July 25, 2015
Media personality and comedic legend, Steve Harvey trades quips with a group of captivated teens during an improv session at the Whole World Improv Theatre on Saturday, July 25. Harvey, celebrity ambassador for the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program, offered feedback on their performances, shared tips on how to be successful and advised them to always dream big. The event is part of a jam-packed weekend for the inaugural Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy in Atlanta.
In its fourth year, the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program has provided avenues to help youth pursue their aspirations of higher education through once-in-a-lifetime mentorship opportunities. Through a nomination and extensive selection process, 22 teens and the moms/guardians who support them were chosen to participate. In addition to interaction with Harvey, yesterday the attendees had a Q&A session with Judge Glenda Hatchett during their National Center for Civil and Human Rights tour and a session with radio personality Big Tigger in the Coca-Cola Kickback Lounge at the InterContinental Buckhead hotel. The weekend’s activities offer valuable resources and information on topics including the importance of a personal brand, how to prepare for higher education and financial literacy. The Academy will conclude on Sunday. Coca-Cola Pay It Forward also awards each teen a $5,000 scholarship.
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