People Like Me Project, Inc. knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.

People Like Me Project, Inc. is a community based,behavorial health and  prevention services organization serving youth, adults and communities. We provide evidence-based education and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) prevention services utilizing age appropriate strategies for the African American community, including re-entry and wraparound services.

founder and ceo


A Jay Pullen takes pride in his purpose as an advocate for change in the lives of youth and adults in our communities in need. After accepting his call to ministry in 2007, he became the youth pastor at Victory Church of God in Columbus Ohio. He is steadfast in his commitment to improving the lives of youth and families in our communities.

In 2011, A Jay put to life his vision by honoring local influential African-American change agents who are making a difference in the community. A Jay is the former CEO of the Central Ohio Youth & Adult Program (COYAP). Currently, A Jay is the President and CEO of People Like Me Project. Recently, has been selected to serve on the Ohio Community Recovery Support Planning Council and the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Advisory Board. He also served as the co-chair of the Westerville City Schools Drug Awareness Committee and had served as Mentor for the Alvis Re-Entry Program.

A Jay received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the Colorado Christian University Online Campus. Furthermore, A Jay has received recognition as a young entrepreneur from Who’s Who in Black Columbus and was the 2019 Community Service Honoree from Miss Black Ohio.

Currently A Jay is working towards his master’s degree in Public Administration at Colorado Christian University. In his spare time he is composing a memoir called, People Like Me.