Science and Technology Research Institutes

PALMETTO LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Building Future Leaders of America

aka PLI

Spartanburg, SC

Mission

Mission Statement
To prepare free market young leaders in business management, technology efficiency and leadership through knowledge generation that improves free enterprise opportunities, student achievement and financial success.

To develop young free market leaders of the future, we rely on those businesses, individuals and philanthropies to entrust us with financial resources.

Ruling Year

2009

Interim Executive Director

Mr. Robert Pressley

Chairman of Board

John Lewis

Main Address

364 S. Pine Street Suite A-205

Spartanburg, SC 29302 USA

Keywords

Educational, Policy Training, job training, IT Training

EIN

26-1992363

 Number

7365962845

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (U05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (O05)

Telephone, Telegraph and Telecommunication Services (W50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Funding and strategic partnerships that will provide more opportunities for our youth participants. Develop a strong grant application working group with experienced administrators. Ability to gain local support from community leaders in immediate Spartanburg/Greenville service area.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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PLI Executive Education Program

Youth Entrepreneurship Advanced Program

PLIKIDS Afterschool Program

Tech Academy

Concept Nerd Training Program

Minority Empowerment Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of free participants on field trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Youth Entrepreneurship Advanced Program

Context notes

Field trip of participants include : Skill job site training trips, volunteer assignment trips

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

At-risk youth

Related program

Youth Entrepreneurship Advanced Program

Number of training events conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Youth Entrepreneurship Advanced Program

Number of hours of training

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

Youth Entrepreneurship Advanced Program

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

2017-18 Launch new partnership with E-Vision Business Center LP for ConceptNerds Mentorship Program focused on provided training in technical, managerial, business development, digital media and financial systems to develop or enhance our protégés' capabilities as commercial and government contractors.


Launch Youth Entrepreneurship Advance Program Beta
The program is designed for High School seniors to provide real world application of starting a new business. Students will work together to form a real technology business. Students will work together to develop customer usability, competitive analysis, prototype and sales development.

Development of Entrepreneurship After School Program for ages 8-14
PLIKids, teaches children the basics of entrepreneurship, business and finance in a hands-on manner. This project-based learning (PBL) program gives children the opportunity to learn first-hand how to start and operate their own business.

Development of Summer Tech Academy Program
PLIkids' Tech Academy introduces kids to the free market entrepreneurship and provides new emerging market skills that prepare students for leadership. The mission is to assist young people use the creative minds through utilization of technology to produce goods and services.

Partnership with Technology industry companies to support and sponsor our entrepreneurship programs. Implement program on small scale with assistance of strategic partners to reduce cost and confirm programs viability.

Our organization leadership is comprised of small business and not-for-profit organization founders. We believe with the combined resources and experience accomplishment of our strategic objectives can be obtained.

The launch of our beta educational programs and partnership support for its executions. We have in 2015 already established partnerships with American Capital Funds Group LLC, E-Vision Project Development Corporation, Active Expressions Art Academy and E-Vision Business Center, L.P.

Once we have successful executed the programs and obtained sponsorship and buy-in for industry leaders.

The partnership with existing charter schools to incorporate our programs as part of their existing curriculum for the academic school year 2015-16. In addition at this time gained the sponsorship of the major technology companies for support. We have successfully launch our advanced plot program with high schools students from Pickens High School and established the legal company called Zuku, L.P.

We successful executed without any third-party funding the MEP (Minority Empowerment Program) Program 2016.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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