NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  THE PELICAN STATE YOUTH MOVEMENT

The recipient entity's physical address:
           709 WHITE AVE, Bastrop, LA., 71220

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           709 WHITE AVE, Bastrop, LA., 71220

Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Stephen Williams
Adrin Williams
Eloise Rabun
Annie Reginald Andrews
Randy Williams
Kathy Caldwell
Bobby Joe Douglas

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  3080

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $100,000

What type of request is this?  General Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Kenneth W. Natt 230 Saint Andrews Dr., Calhoun, LA 71225
Larry D. Robinson 709 White Ave., Bastrop, LA., 71220
Karl L. Natt 11635 Stewarts Crossing Dr., Charlotte NC, 28215

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           This project will entail the expansion of current seasonal programming. Our mission dating back to 2002 has remained consistent, while utilizing the attractiveness of “sports participation” as the lure for delivering comprehensive sports development and life-skills enrichment services to Northeast Louisiana youth. However, to better meet the needs of our youth on an annual year-round basis, we must increase the frequency of delivery of our services for truly producing impactful outcomes in every area of the lives of our students. Having committed, dedicated, and highly qualified program staff members, will better enable us to bridge-the-gap for ensure our students will receive the essential developmental and enrichment services that will impact their future moving forward.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $42,500
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $11,400
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $18,600
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $25,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $2,500

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          To better equip and prepare our youth for combating the many everyday challenges that they face whether educational, social-economic, and or personal self-esteem based. Each contributing to disciplinary mental health issues. Our goal is to become a trusted ally for both students and parents/guardians to call upon as needed. Sports participation has always served as an outlet opportunity for most underprivileged youth. Therefore, resolve to utilize their sports interest as the conduit for instilling the critical life-skills values that will ultimately enhance their desire and efforts towards making better decisions and becoming responsible young adults. Establishing a firm foundation for empowering them to elevating themselves above the negative surroundings that many have fallen victim to on a daily, monthly, annual basis throughout Northeast Louisiana.

PSYM is seeking to bridge the gap that now exist in Bastrop and other surrounding communities, who are failing to provide ample recreational and personal developmental services to its youth and young adults. Our plan is to forge a partnership for working in conjunction with the Parks and Recreations Departments and Schools within cities for assisting them in better meeting the developmental and preparation needs of its youth.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          One of the primary goals and objectives of our PSYM (Pelican State Youth Movement) delivery is to serve as a viable resource for local and regional families with children. If we can gain their “trust” by way of sports-centric programming and activities, we will have already eliminated a major obstacle that often hinders the effectiveness and impact of quality services offered to them. By eliminating this critical factor as a deterrent, PSYM will implement both individual and group exercises designed specifically for addressing the most urgent needs of each youth, their parents, and their entire families. So, first and foremost, we must ensure both youth and parents are well aware of the existing community issues, in addition to educating them on the short and long-term impact that those issues will ultimately have upon the quality of life that stands ahead for them and their child. Equipping them with the problem solving and critical thinking skills that will enable them to rise above the fray.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:

          What is the nature of the relationship?  n/a

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:

Contact Information
name:  Kenny Natt 
                                       address:  230 St. Andrews Dr.
Calhoun, LA 71225

                                       phone:  4402201714
                                       relationship to entity:  Founder/President