About Us

OUR MISSION

Project Pay It Forward inspires the youth to make a positive change by applying their special skills, unique talents and passions to make a difference in their community.


WHO WE ARE

Project Pay It Forward is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operated for educational purposes.


WHAT WE DO

Project Pay it Forward encourages paying it forward and promotes positive youth development through easily accessible character education, resources, video, interactive platforms, grant opportunities, community events and more! Learn More


THE BENEFITS

Project Pay It Forward programs help individuals gain a sense of belonging, instill a sense of community as well as promote the spirit of paying it forward and giving back, so that the community as a whole can benefit and thrive. Learn More

OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Amy Mintz

As Founder & President of eGirl Power, Amy Mintz supervises, oversees and directs all affairs of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and programs.

  • NONPROFIT FOUNDER
  • PRESIDENT

Joyce Kong

VICE PRESIDENT

Joyce Kong

A Founding Educator of Millennium High School, Joyce Kong has taught students in Pre-K through 12 in New York City Public Schools since 2000.

  • EDUCATION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR

Anna Rivera de Martinez

BOARD MEMBER

Anna Rivera de Martinez

Anna Rivera de Martinez’s education experience brings over 30 years working directly with middle school and high school students.

  • Nonprofit Board
  • Educator

Nicole Mahool

BOARD MEMBER

Nicole Mahool

Nicole Mahool is Dean of Students at Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce, and has 13+ years of experience as an education professional.

  • COMMUNITY LIAISON

Wanda Samson

BOARD MEMBER

Wanda Samson

Wanda Samson supports disadvantaged families through placement into housing and guidance to improve their economic security.

  • COMMUNITY LIAISON

ADVISORY BOARD

Allan Luks

ADVISORY BOARD

Allan Luks

Allan Luks is Founding Director of the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University. A leading expert on volunteerism and named "Nonprofit Leader of the Year" by Crain's New York Business Magazine, he has directed major nonprofit institutions for four decades.

  • FOUNDING DIRECTOR AT FORDHAM UNIV
  • AWARD-WINNING NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP
  • AUTHOR & PUBLIC POLICY MILESTONES

Lucia Kaiser

Kaiser is a two-time Emmy Award-Winning Producer whose years of experience scaling the heights of the entertainment industry has won her the respect, accolades, and camaraderie of socialites, business moguls, and celebrities who share her passion for affecting positive change.

  • POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD
  • U.N. YOUTH ASSEMBLY KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • PIONEER OF THE ARTS AWARD

Dr. Stephen Post

ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Stephen Post

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a renowned public intellectual, speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author. He is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

  • FOUNDING DIRECTOR AT STONY BROOK UNIV
  • NONPROFIT FOUNDER
  • BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

 

Our Supporters

  • Smartpress
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers Corporate Giving
  • The Robbins - de Beaumont Foundation
  • Heinemann
  • Change Happens Foundation
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Office Depot Foundation
  • Pizza Hut
  • Big Island Candies
  • Google
  • YouTube
  • Seagate
  • Adobe
  • Norton
  • Quickbooks
  • PR Newswire