“A TRUE PRODUCT OF HARD WORK OFTEN INSPIRES OTHERS TO WORK HARD”
“SUCCESS comes from knowing that you did your
best to become the best that you are capable of
becoming.” - John Wooden
Palmetto City Youth Development is an empowering youth organization founded in Blythewood, South Carolina by CEO Sam Gortman Jr. and Vice President Thomas Jackson. We are individuals who through our personal experiences have gained an intense desire to motivate the youth towards accomplishing unlimited levels of success. We believe that success is obtained through skills such as self-discipline, dedication, loyalty, team work, integrity, personal accountability, great decision making and phenomenal work ethic. Our Program was developed with a focus and initiative of promoting aspiring young kids to become the best that they are capable of becoming; not only through the teachings of competitive basketball, but through building life skills as well. Our ultimate goal involves producing outstanding student athletes, developing tremendous character, discipline and an admirable work ethic in the youth that have been associated with our program. We strive to promote greatness in our kids, which essentially corresponds with our motto “A true product of hard work often inspires others to work hard”.
WE ARE PALMETTO CITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
We are extremely focused to maintain passionate dedication towards performing positive works and inspiring our youth to obtain their full potential in every aspect of life.
With our dedicated efforts, we intend to motivate our youth to become positive examples of greatness. Within the operation of the program we hope to inspire the youth to grow in ways that will help them succeed, develop and eventually accomplish their personal goals. Although we offer competitive athletic training, the life skills that each child could potentially learn will be much more important and often indicated within our leadership staff. Academics and citizenship will always be held first priority in our organization and we will serve as valuable mentors to all of our kids. Our value as an organization will always be measured by the success of our youth therefore we will constantly operate with great integrity.