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Ty Pinkins

Founder & President

Born and raised in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, former Communications Aide to the President of the United States at the White House Communications Agency, Ty Pinkins is the Founder and President of The Pyramid Project.

Ty created The Pyramid Project after experiencing first-hand the need for youth leadership, development and mentorship programs directed at underserved communities, especially in the Mississippi Delta.

Sabrina J. Curtis

Co-Founder/Curriculum Writer/Mentor

Sabrina J. Curtis is a doctoral student at The George Washington University. Her research interests include access to education for women and girls, global human rights education, practitioner bias, and culturally responsive teacher training methods.


Sabrina is passionate about the celebration of young girls and is an advocate for providing resources that increase girls’ self-awareness and self-esteem. She has extensive experience in mentoring and in leading youth empowerment programs. 

Linc W. McCoy

Program Mentor

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Linc W. McCoy is a Caribbean native of Brooklyn, New York and the eldest of 6 (four brothers and one sister). He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1995, attended Basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. 

Frizell Bailey

Program Mentor

Raised in Utica, Mississippi, Frizell Bailey is an experienced educator, published writer and businessman.

Lydell Faison

Program Mentor

Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Mr. Lydell Faison is a retired 20-year U.S. Army veteran. He is a graduate of University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Lydell began his military career by enlisting in the Army on November 4, 1997. 

Burnadette Faison

Program Mentor

Born in Roanoke, Virginia and raised in Spencer, Virginia. SFC Burnadette Faison enlisted in the United States Army in September 1999. She attended Basic Training at Fort Sill Oklahoma and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Georgia

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