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Steve Harvey, Coca-Cola Paying It Forward

The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation partners with Coca-Cola in Pay It Forward

The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation partnered with Coca-Cola recently to launch “Pay It Forward,” a nationwide competition to support the next generation of leaders.

The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program offers internship experiences to African-American youth. Steve Harvey will assume the role of mentor by providing two apprenticeships focusing on the areas of philanthropy/community and media/entertainment.

Apprentices will work with Harvey and his team on his radio shows, entertainment company and the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation’s mentoring camps.

Now through March 15, parents, relatives, friends and mentors may nominate an aspiring young person for the program by visiting www.coke.com/payitforward. The program is open to teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 21 (as of May 1, 2014). Nominators must be 16 years of age or older. Eligible youth also may nominate themselves. Winners will be selected and contacted near the end of April to participate in the five-day summer apprenticeship. In addition, each winning student will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship to assist with his or her pursuit of higher education.

Best of luck!