The Palma Project

Making your good greater!

Renee
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Project Ends on November 15, 2019

Project Description

WHO WE ARE

The Palma Project is a team of Business, Technology and Education professionals challenging the way we educate young people by teaching them transferable life skills and providing them the tools to take control of their future.

Hi, I'm Renee Palma, and I'm the Founder & CEO of the Palma Project.  I have 23 years experience in software development and executive leadership in Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, and more.  Today I'm dedicated to using my experience, as a worker, leader and as a parent, to build a development support system that positions young people for success.

WHAT WE DO

We expect more than ever from our students with regard to hard-skill learning, yet we are not teaching them the soft skills they need to retain that learning, apply it,  and remain mentally healthy. As youth and young adults learn their way into the 21st century, they must be provided these foundational tools in order to be successful and well-balanced leaders. Today we have a Global Skills Gap that highlights the absence of Soft skills in tomorrow's leaders. Skills such as Critical Thinking, Communication, Leadership, and Collaboration.

                                                                                                                    

Our services teach students a set of transferable soft skills, such as effective collaboration, time management and project management, in order to build their confidence and take control of their futures.

                                                                                                                                 

 

Our focus is the empowerment of today's students and young adults, but our services are relevant to anyone who wants to enhance their return.

 

HOW WE DO IT

We partner with programs, foundations, and organizations who understand that development of youth contributes greatly to the positive development of  communities and our future. As well as corporations who want a better pipeline of candidates to choose from as they grow their teams.

Imagine a world where young adults can leave high school and even college with the ability to take what they know and make something actually happen with that information.

 

WHY WE'RE RAISING MONEY

We are raising capital on iFundWomen to create the beta programming for The Palma Project's next level.

As a two person start up for the last year and a half we have literally bootstrapped all we can. We have trained and developed more than 130 youth/young adults as we developed our foundation.

The need has never slowed down. Our next level positions us to bring more of our hands on services to more leaders of tomorrow. WE JUST NEED YOUR HELP!

 

WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING

The money we raise will allow us to continue to support youth and young adults and also apply components to our Trainings and Workshops that are missing. Components such as digital devices that allow participants to actively engage in activities and also allows us to perform needed assessments in a faster and more streamlined approach. By contributing you will help us grow and provide more services to communities. This includes:

  • More Trainings and Workshops in more cities

  • Digital devices

  • Assessment Subscriptions

  • Time Management Tool subscriptions for participants.

  • Operational Equipment for servicing areas that are low income and lacking things such as projectors.

  • Marketing campaigns to reach communities where the achievement gaps are highest

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP

Contribute. Find a Reward that speaks to you. By contributing to this campaign you are helping us keep the doors open while also helping us to grow and support more communities and continue to do our part to reduce the skills gap in tomorrow's leaders one student at a time. As automation increases they WILL be ready to LEAD. 


Share. The SKILLS GAP is REAL!! Help turn this into a movement by spreading the word. Whether it’s by email, social, or snail mail, your voice will go a long way. Share a link to this campaign and help us bust our goal wide open to show Angel Investors this is a worthy cause worth paying attention to.

 

We are blessed in all that we have been able to do. We know there is more to be done and there are great things to come. We can't get tired now! 

 

Thank you for your caring support.

Renee & Michael

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11/11/2019
A High Five
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Chris Gore
11/11/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Elizabeth Miniaci
11/09/2019
The Chief Chick
$200
11/06/2019
Post It Note Selfie!
$10
Beyonka Ligon
11/05/2019
Post It Note Selfie!
$10
Kerry Fleming
11/04/2019
A High Five
$25
Pat Schmitz
11/04/2019
Project Manager Awesome Reminder T-Shirt
$30
Wilma Williams-Jupiter
11/03/2019
Deluxe Combo Drawstring Bag & Notepad
$45
Patricia
11/03/2019
A High Five
$25
Marlene Miguez
11/03/2019
Project Manager Awesome Reminder T-Shirt
$30
Monetary Contribution

Just Because YOU Care! For contributions over $250, you can leave us a comment requesting up to three Rewards (Apron, Tote, Stickers, Post-It Notes, T-Shirt, Drawstring Bag, Notebook, Pens) that you would like and we will ship them to you.

6 Supporters
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$10
Post It Note Selfie!

You can never have enough post-it notes especially with the Palma Project Logo on each sheet, Click! (Shipping Included)

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$25
A High Five

Recognition of your support in 5 of our Communication Channels:

  • FB
  • Newsletter
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • OUR PRAYERS
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$30
Project Manager Awesome Reminder T-Shirt

If you know that Project Managers make the world go round than this shirt is for YOU! Gently, NOT, remind those around you of YOUR AWESOMENESS everytime you wear our favorite T-Shirt. Make sure you take a picture in it and tag us on Social Media so we too can support your Awesomeness. Shirts for Men (Crew Neck) and Women (V-Neck) (Shipping Included).

At checkout tell us (1) if you want a shirt for a Male or Female and (2) the shirt size (S / M / L / XL)

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6 Supporters
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$45
Deluxe Combo Drawstring Bag & Notepad

Keep your youngster ready to train and learn anywhere with this quality customized drawstring bag, packed with a handy customized notebook and pen (Shipping included).

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$60
BBQ with the Force or Course!

We are big time Sci-Fi Fans in our house and nothing speaks quite like a little green man. Ok, Yoda of course. If your like my husband BBQ YEAR ROUND, even in SNOW, then this is the reward for you. Enjoy this one size fits all snazzy black BBQ apron with a message from the Force.

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$75
Palma Project Starter Pack

Make this on the go Tote with Logo your goto carryall for all the things you don't want to forget. And because we are so excited for your support we are hooking you up with a complete swag bag. Enjoy Palma Project customized Pen, Spiral Notebook, Post it notes and Stickers (Shipping Included).

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$500
Workshop Win Fall

You Lucky Duck! You get a 4hr/20 Participant Youth Project Management Workshop for School & Community Programs in the Central Florida area. This workshop is chock full of soft skills, tools and techniques. What a smart cookie you are!

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$600
Small Business Boss says Train My Team

Are you a small business owner that understands the value of Project Management Training but the price tag keeps you away. Well this is the reward for you! This Train My Team reward will allow you to train your staff, a maximum of 10 people/one day, on the fundamentals of Project Management concepts, tools and principles. Note: all training outside of the Central Florida area must include travel provided by the business.

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$1,000
Philanthropic & Committed!

Finding people who understand that the work we do benefits more than the people we develop is a blessing. Our work impacts communities and businesses that impact the world. If you understand that then this is the reward for you and we appreciate having you on board.  Look out for a mention in our Newsletter and on our Social Media boards. And because our hearts are leaping with excitement we will send you a handwritten note of thanks.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because YOU Care! For contributions over $250, you can leave us a comment requesting up to three Rewards (Apron, Tote, Stickers, Post-It Notes, T-Shirt, Drawstring Bag, Notebook, Pens) that you would like and we will ship them to you.

6 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Post It Note Selfie!

You can never have enough post-it notes especially with the Palma Project Logo on each sheet, Click! (Shipping Included)

17 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
A High Five

Recognition of your support in 5 of our Communication Channels:

  • FB
  • Newsletter
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • OUR PRAYERS
47 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Project Manager Awesome Reminder T-Shirt

If you know that Project Managers make the world go round than this shirt is for YOU! Gently, NOT, remind those around you of YOUR AWESOMENESS everytime you wear our favorite T-Shirt. Make sure you take a picture in it and tag us on Social Media so we too can support your Awesomeness. Shirts for Men (Crew Neck) and Women (V-Neck) (Shipping Included).

At checkout tell us (1) if you want a shirt for a Male or Female and (2) the shirt size (S / M / L / XL)

24 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$45
Deluxe Combo Drawstring Bag & Notepad

Keep your youngster ready to train and learn anywhere with this quality customized drawstring bag, packed with a handy customized notebook and pen (Shipping included).

39 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$60
BBQ with the Force or Course!

We are big time Sci-Fi Fans in our house and nothing speaks quite like a little green man. Ok, Yoda of course. If your like my husband BBQ YEAR ROUND, even in SNOW, then this is the reward for you. Enjoy this one size fits all snazzy black BBQ apron with a message from the Force.

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Palma Project Starter Pack

Make this on the go Tote with Logo your goto carryall for all the things you don't want to forget. And because we are so excited for your support we are hooking you up with a complete swag bag. Enjoy Palma Project customized Pen, Spiral Notebook, Post it notes and Stickers (Shipping Included).

24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
Workshop Win Fall

You Lucky Duck! You get a 4hr/20 Participant Youth Project Management Workshop for School & Community Programs in the Central Florida area. This workshop is chock full of soft skills, tools and techniques. What a smart cookie you are!

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$600
Small Business Boss says Train My Team

Are you a small business owner that understands the value of Project Management Training but the price tag keeps you away. Well this is the reward for you! This Train My Team reward will allow you to train your staff, a maximum of 10 people/one day, on the fundamentals of Project Management concepts, tools and principles. Note: all training outside of the Central Florida area must include travel provided by the business.

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Philanthropic & Committed!

Finding people who understand that the work we do benefits more than the people we develop is a blessing. Our work impacts communities and businesses that impact the world. If you understand that then this is the reward for you and we appreciate having you on board.  Look out for a mention in our Newsletter and on our Social Media boards. And because our hearts are leaping with excitement we will send you a handwritten note of thanks.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward