Justin Mayo

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Justin Mayo
Justin Mayo entertains on the Red Carpet.jpg
Justin Mayo entertaining at a Red Carpet premiere, Hollywood, California, 2016.
Justin Mark Mayo

(1981-12-19) December 19, 1981 (age 37)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
  • American humanitarian
  • youth activist
  • philanthropist
Years active2006–present
  • Sam Mayo
  • Jeanne Mayo

Justin Mayo speaks at the United Nations.
Justin Mayo with a little child in an African Village of Korah, Ethiopia.

Justin Mayo (December 19, 1981)[1] is an American humanitarian, youth activist and philanthropist. He is the Executive Director of the international charity Red Eye[2] and founder of the Youth Mentor initiative.[3] He is the son of Sam Mayo and international speaker and author Jeanne Mayo. He hails from the Mayos of the Mayo Clinic fame.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Mayo was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. Later he moved to Sacramento, California. After completing University, Mayo moved to Sydney, Australia for 15 months.[5]


Mayo is the Executive Director for the charity Red Eye[6] which has been featured in BET,[7] Complex,[8] Daily Mail,[9] Entertainment Tonight,[10] Hollywood Life,[11] Inquisitr,[12] InStyle,[13] PEOPLE,[14] Perez Hilton,[15] Success Magazine,[16] Teen Vogue,[17] TMZ,[18] Us Weekly,[19] Vice,[20] Young Influencers List,[21] and others.

He is in charge of TEDxWatts.[22]

Justin Mayo visits an African Orphanage.

Personal life[edit]

Mayo strives to "Treat everyone like the true VIP that they are. It doesn't matter if they are living in a penthouse in NYC or on the streets of Skid Row."[23]

In 2015 Mayo adopted a wolf, Dakota Jean[24] and later rescued a Great Dane, King Duke.[25]

In 2015 Mayo moved to Skid Row which is amongst many that his charity serves. The loft he resides in is between the LA Mission, Downtown Women's Center and Downtown Mental Health Center.

"During the week he can be found at fashion shows, humanitarian events, red carpet socials, art shows, private screenings, venues and other means of nightlife."[26]


  1. ^ "Official Justin Mayo - About | Facebook". www.facebook.com.
  2. ^ "OUR TEAM". RED EYE.
  3. ^ "About Justin Mayo's Youth Mentor Initiative". YouthMentor.org.
  4. ^ "Significance: A Philosophic Take on What Creates Happiness". 2012-05-07.
  5. ^ "Justin Mayo | LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com.
  6. ^ "Group Magazine Q&A: Justin Mayo". youthministry.com.
  7. ^ "The Kardashian-Jenners Did a Very Good Deed Over the Holidays with Justin Mayo". BET.com.
  8. ^ "Kardashian-Jenner Family Sends Gourmet Meals to Skid Row for the Holidays with Red Eye and Justin Mayo". Complex.
  9. ^ "Kris Jenner and her family help Justin Mayo take part in delivering warm meals". Mail Online.
  10. ^ "Kardashian-Jenner Family Donates 100 Gourmet Meals to People on Skid Row with Justin Mayo's Red Eye Charity". Entertainment Tonight.
  11. ^ Sadlier, Allison; Sadlier, Allison. "Kris Jenner Spent Christmas Feeding Homeless Gourmet Meals with Justin Mayo Charity Red Eye — See Moving Pics". Hollywood Life.
  12. ^ "Kris Jenner Gave Hot Gourmet Meals To The Homeless On Christmas". The Inquisitr News.
  13. ^ "Fernanda Romero – Official Website – Talks with In Syle about JUSTIN MAYO and RED EYE". fernandaromero.com.
  14. ^ "Kardashian-Jenner with Mayo Family Donates 100 Gourmet, Chef-Prepared Meals to Skid Row". PEOPLE.com. 2016-12-28.
  15. ^ "The Kardashian-Jenner Family Donates 100 Gourmet Meals To Red Eye Charity!".
  16. ^ "SUCCESS MAGAZINE - Significance: A Philosophic Take on What Creates Happiness".
  17. ^ Elizabeth, De. "The Kardashian-Jenners via Justin Mayo's Red Eye Charity Donated 100 Gourmet Meals to the Homeless". Teen Vogue.
  18. ^ "Kris Jenner Delivers Hot Meals for Over 100 Homeless People on Christmas with Red Eye Charity (PHOTOS)". TMZ.
  19. ^ "Kardashian-Jenners Donate 100 Meals to People on Skid Row with Mayo Charity". Us Weekly.
  20. ^ "There Was a Carnival for Homeless People on LA's Skid Row This Weekend with a Guy Named Justin - VICE". Vice.
  21. ^ "Young Influencers List - March".
  22. ^ "TEDxWatts | TED.com | Mayo". www.ted.com.
  23. ^ "Justin Mayo". celebritieswhogive.com. 2013-05-17.
  24. ^ "Mother's Day on Skid Row with Justin Mayo for redeye.org | River Bennett". thewolfpackmrs.com.
  25. ^ "Mother's Day on Skid Row with Justin Mayo for redeye.org | River Bennett". thewolfpackmrs.com.
  26. ^ "Fresh Forward : Justin Mayo and David Hudson "Red Eye" : Empower Radio". www.empoweradio.com.