Youth Development

PELICAN STATE YOUTH MOVEMENT

aka PSYM   |   Bastrop, LA   |  www.pelicanstateyouth.org

Mission

Our mission is: To better prepare our youth for the many challenges they will face in their everyday lives, while also enhancing the overall development of our communities as a whole. PSYM is dedicated to providing our youth the critical foresight needed to heighten their awareness, stimulate their motivation, and focus their attention towards obtaining total preparedness. Our youth must realize the vital importance of "preparedness" in order to overcome the sometimes devastating factors of life, that prevent many from reaching their fullest potential. Our goal is to help our youth to become successful and contributing members of our society. Most importantly, become "positive" role models for other aspiring youth today.

Ruling year info

2003

Founder

Mr. Kenneth W. Natt

Main address

PO Box 979

Bastrop, LA 71220 USA

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EIN

05-0563080

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Single Organization Support (O11)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

PSYM After School Program

Our PSYM After school Program assist schools with their afterschool programs by providing much needed funding for additional supplies and study materials.  Dedicated teachers tutor students with an emphasis on subjects where they are not performing up to standard.  They help the students with their homework assignments and check them for accuracy each day.  They also help participants prepare for state exams.  PSYM has provided assistance and funding for afterschool programs at HV Adams, Carver and Oak Hill, East Side, West Side and South Side Elementary schools as well as Delta Jr. High and Morehouse Jr. High schools.  We are also  providing funding for afterschool programs at Bastrop Jr. High and Delta Jr. High Schools.  One of our goals for this program is to improve the performance of our student on state standardized tests.  Currently, our students are performing way below the state average.

Population(s) Served
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
General Public/Unspecified
Budget
$4,850

Our Multi-Sports program hinges on our annual Multi-Sports Camp held during the summer vacation annually.  Hundreds of kids have enjoyed our camps over the past eight years.  During the 3-4 day camp, the participants are not only taught the fundamentals in various sports but are also lectured and encouraged by guest speakers to become better students, become more involved in their communities, and strive to be better people in general.

Population(s) Served
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Budget
$6,400

This program was instituted to:  1) raise the self-esteem of our young ladies and help them to realize that they're just as important as their counterparts(young men) in all facets of their development.  Whether it be social, educational, spiritual, etc., the choices that they make will profoundly affect their lives.  2) Bring awareness to issues facing our young adolescent ladies and the give them a forum to voice their social or personal concerns in a group setting, or one on one with mentor.  And 3) challenge them to to value themselves in all respects, and command respect from boys and young men in their lives. As a result, this will influence respectful and more responsible and moral behavior in our young men.

Population(s) Served
Females
At-risk youth
Budget
$3,634

At PSYM, we recruit youth in our community to volunteer for the Community Action Team.  Many are participants in our Annual Summer Multi-Sports Camp who volunteer on weekends to join PSYM in various scheduled events taking place throughout the Morehouse parish area.PSYM has partnered with Morehouse Parish School Board in the past who provided painting supplies for a project which entailed painting elementary school playground equipment. The kids worked hard and had lots of fun in the process. More importantly, they learned the good feeling accomplishment that comes with giving freely of themselves to help others.

Population(s) Served
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Budget
$5,100

Where we work

Awards

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD 2008

CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DISTRICT 9 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP AWARD 2009

KEEP MOREHOUSE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION 2009

CITY COUNCIL OF BASTROP, LA

Financials

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PELICAN STATE YOUTH MOVEMENT

Board of directors
as of 8/22/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Larry Robinson

International Paper Company

Term: 2002 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Eugene Robinson

Ouachita Parish Sheriffs Dept.

Term: 2008 -

Larry Robinson

Retired - International Paper Co.

Zeretta Nimmers

Teacher - Morehouse Parish Schools

Eric Montgomery

Fire Chief - City of Bastrop

Cheryl Scott

Morehouse Community Improvement Organization

Eugene Robinson

Officer - Ouachita Parish Sheriffs Dept.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • 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? No

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