Featured in the Film

Who's Who in the Film

P

roject Pay it Forward encourages the youth to realize their true potential to make a positive difference in the world. The Project Pay it Forward documentary features nonprofit organizations and individuals making a positive change in their communities; and experts share their insight and scientific evidence proving that paying it forward can and does work to change the world, and yourself.

The individuals featured in this film are...

  • Inspiring the Youth
  • Making a Positive Difference
  • Helping People & Uplifting Communities

 

Dr. Allan Luks

The Expert

Dr. Allan Luks

Dr. Luks is considered among the top experts on volunteerism, and how helping others can benefit one's emotions and physical health.

  • Nonprofit Leader
  • Professor
  • Author

Dr. Stephen Post

The Expert

Dr. Stephen Post

Dr. Post speaks widely on themes of benevolent love and compassionate care at the interface of science, health, spirituality, and philanthropy.

  • Nonprofit Founder
  • Professor
  • Author

Dr. Genevieve Shaker

The Expert

Dr.Genevieve Shaker

Dr. Shaker teaches a class on "Giving and Volunteering in America" at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

  • Professor
  • Author
  • Fundraiser

 

Kim DeJesus

Interviewer

Kim DeJesus

With enriching volunteer experience and as co-founder of The David DeJesus Family Foundation, Kim is a strong advocate of paying it forward.

  • Nonprofit Founder
  • Actress

Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner

Interviewer

Dr. Buzz Von Ornsteiner

Known by the public as Dr. Buzz, he is known for expert psychological analysis of breaking news stories on national cable television channels.

  • Nonprofit Director
  • Psychologist
  • Expert Analyst

Kaylyn Easton

Interviewer

Kaylyn Easton

Kaylyn is a TV host for RealScene TV (NBC Affiliate) and the Indy Visitors Channel in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Television Host
  • Reporter

 

Hilda Pacheco-Taylor

Nonprofit Founder

Hilda Pacheco-Taylor

Hilda founded the Corazón de Vida Foundation to support Baja orphanages and provide for children in dire need of necessities.

  • Nonprofit Founder
  • Aerospace & Defense Director

Mama Carmen

Home Director

Mama Carmen

Mama Carmen is the Home Director of the Casa Hogar Sion Orphanage, which receives support from the Corazón de Vida Foundation.

  • Orphanage Founder

George Perez

Nonprofit Director

George Perez

George directs programs at the Corazón de Vida Foundation to support Baja orphanages and provide children in dire need of necessities.

  • Nonprofit Director
  • Computer Consultant

 

Camilla Hammer

Program Manager

Camilla Hammer

Camilla is the manager of Battery Urban Farm of The Battery Conservancy, where she oversees all youth education and community programs.

  • Leader
  • Educator
  • Farmer

Joyce Kong

The Teacher

Joyce Kong

Millennium HS Teacher and Environmental Club Advisor, Joyce lead and supported her students in starting the urban farm at Battery Park.

  • Educator
  • Advisor
  • Farmer

 

Jacqueline

HS Alumni

Jacqueline

Jacqueline is one of the original students who started the urban farming movement at Battery Park.

  • Environment Club Alumni
  • Farmer

Justine

HS Alumni

Justine

Justine is one of the original students who started the urban farming movement at Battery Park.

  • Environment Club Alumni
  • Farmer

Celine

HS Student

Celine

Celine is a Millennium HS student and Environmental Club member farming at the Battery Park.

  • Environmental Club
  • Farmer

Cody

HS Student

Cody

Cody is a Millennium HS student and Environmental Club member farming at the Battery Park

  • Environmental Club
  • Farmer

 

Andrea Groner

Graduate Student

Andrea Groner

Andrea is a graduate student studying philanthropy at the IU School of Philanthropy.

  • BA- Philanthropic Studies
  • Service Learning Assistant

Lorenzo

Medical Student

Lorenzo

At the Casa Hogar Sion orphanage since he was 8 years old, Lorenzo is now in school to be a doctor.

  • Future Doctor
  • Role Model

Daniella

HS Student

Daniella

Daniella is studying for college exams and aspires to be a psychologist.

  • Future Psychologist
  • Role Model

Jaquelin

HS Student

Jaquelin

Jaquelin is studying for college exams and aspires to be a veterinarian.

  • Future Veterinarian
  • Role Model