Pacific Islander Leaders of Tomorrow

PILOT is a culture-based and community-focused leadership empowerment and development program created to increase the number of emerging leaders in the Pacific Islander community.  The PILOT Institute will deliver content that will provide the context for the scholar leaders who will emerge from the program as advocates and champions on behalf of our families

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Hear from students themselves about the positive impact PILOT has had on their lives and development and young leaders in the videos below.

Justin Kalolo

Sharayne Tuala

Save Gasaiwai

Roxie Asher

More testimonials from our students…

“PILOT has been a blessing in disguise for me. It was an experience that helped me understand myself more and taught me that it was important to know the reason behind everything I was doing and who I was doing it for.” -Corina South Sea Penaia

“Because of PILOT, I am able to put the leadership skills I have to use. My parents have always instilled in me the importance of helping and serving others and it was through PILOT that I have found my true passion of serving my community.” -Sharayne Tuala

“PILOT is a program for HOPE to STRIVE; for BEAUTY to be EMBRACED. It is the safe space that didn’t exist growing up as an NHPI. PILOT saved my life and various other students’ lives. PILOT is a necessity for the future success of many NHPI future leaders.” -Matthew Jonathan Noa

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