Tyrese Gibson Joins 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Program


The 5th Annual Coca Cola Pay It Forward Academy is back and Grammy Nominated artist Tyrese Gibson has signed on as its official ambassador!  This will be an exciting homecoming for this artist for a Great cause! You may recall my coverage of this awesome program last year when I got to interview media mogul Mr. Steve Harvey who partnered with Coca-Cola and was in town to motivate the 2015 participants. Last year, Coca-Cola awarded 22 teens a $5,000 scholarship and an invitation for them and their guardians to attend the Academy.

The tradition continues!

This year’s Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program will award up to 25 teens a $5,000 scholarship and opportunity for them and their mom/guardian to attend the 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy. Folks will have another chance to nominate an outstanding high school teen (grades 9-12) for a unique educational and mentoring experience and a $5,000 scholarship. The Academy will take place Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24, 2016, here in Atlanta.

Now through March 31, 2016, nominations can be submitted on Coke.com/PayItForward. The voting phase for contest finalists will take place between Saturday, June 4 and Friday, June 17, 2016.

Tyrese Pay It Forward


The Rules

The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program is open to high school students, grades 9-12 (nominees must be 13 by June 3, 2016), and the moms/guardians who love and support their academic and philanthropic endeavors. Nominators must be 13 years of age or older. Eligible high school teens may also nominate themselves. Potential winners will be selected and notified on or around June 20. Each winning student will receive a $5,000 scholarship to assist with his/her pursuit of higher education and a 3-day trip to the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy. Nominations must be received by March 31. For More Rules and Details please click here.coca-cola-pay-it-forward

This is a once in a lifetimeopportunity and trust me the kids last year had a ball and will never forget what they experienced.  Stay Tuned for a Coca Cola Pay It Forward SWAG give away right here at The Sistah Cafe! I will also be in the house again this Summer with FULL access to the actual sessions and ac

Vote Vote Vote for your neighborhood teens, your teen relatives,ANY teen that you know is eligible.

But wait there’s more because the Coca Cola Pay It Forward Program wants one of my readers to have a LOADED Pay It Forward Backpack!  This sturdy black backpack contains: Pay It Foward Notebook, Pen, Flashdrive, Accessories




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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!