Pilot International Mission: Pilot International transforms communities by developing youth, providing service & education and uplifting families.
The Pilot Club of Naples was Chartered in 1959 in the
Florida District of Pilot International.
Mission Statement of Pilot International
To serve by furthering Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts
through charitable, educational and research programs in
communities throughout the world.
March is National Brain Awareness Month. . . Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children & Youth. Reports of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among adults, particularly in professional sports, are often in the news. But what about TBIs among children and youth? In 2012, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in emergency departments (EDs) for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or TBI. From 2001 to 2012, the rate of ED visits for sports and recreation-related injuries with a diagnosis of concussion or TBI, alone or in combination with other injuries, more than doubled among children (age 19 or younger). In addition to sports-related injuries, TBIs are also caused by falls, motor vehicle and traffic accidents, and assaults. Traumatic brain injuries not only affect individuals but can also have long-lasting effects on families and communities.
Getting kids outside and active could help with brain health:
For better brain health, all children and youth should be physically active on a regular basis. In addition to physical health benefits, physical activity also improves cognition, brain function and mental health.
The Pilot Scholarship House Foundation has almost reached the goal to provide each of the four houses with a desk for every resident in the DESKS FOR SUCCESS project. There is still opportunity for anyone to contribute to this project. The houses will be closed for the summer for repairs, etc. The GKP house will receive a new sign and bike racks for the bikes they received this year from Bikes for Tykes. Sue and Joan visited the FGCU house with a cake and a pie to ease the stress of finals. Congratulations to the three students; Rachel, Hope and Natalie who are graduating. Three new students will be moving in. We look forward to welcoming them in August.
Something good to know!
Giving to Pilot
International’s Founders Fund helps
to support the ABC initiatives of Pilot:
What Pilots do is as simple as ABC!
Anchor -Growing future leaders through Anchor Clubs
Brain Health – Promoting brain health and safety
Caregivers – Caring for those who care for others
Do More, Care More, Be More!
Pilot International Founders Fund established in 1975 to further Pilot’s humanitarian efforts. Since the Pilot International Founders Fund grant program began in 1977, nearly 1,500 grants totaling more than $1.5 million have been disbursed to Pilot Clubs.
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