South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference
HILTON HEAD SC 29926-1967
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 13 CHRISTO DR
HILTON HEAD, SC 299261967
Telephone (843) 422 1728
Projected Annual Revenue $20,000.00 (2017)
Web and Social Media

Mission Statement “To engage the youth of the State of South Carolina in the art of leadership in helping them develop and enhance those skills necessary to excel in their future endeavors.”
CEO/Executive Director Mr. William Donald Moss
Board Chair Mr. William Donald Moss
Board Chair Company Affiliation SCYLC
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2015
Financial Summary
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Mission “To engage the youth of the State of South Carolina in the art of leadership in helping them develop and enhance those skills necessary to excel in their future endeavors.”
Background The South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference is the outgrowth of a long held desire to teach fundamental leadership skills to young adults at a critical time in their lives.  SCYLC itself was born as the result of a timely opportunity to learn of the Maine Youth Leadership Seminar with a rich, nearly 40 year history of success.  This awareness led to subsequent meetings in 2014 among key individuals in Beaufort County and the establishment of SCYLC.  While many fundamentals of the MYLS have been utilized in the establishment of SCYLC, the needs and demographics in South Carolina are significantly different and the conference has been modified to address those variances. 
1.   Organization formed with State of South Carolina as a non-profit.
2.   Granted 501(c)3 status by the Internal Revenue Service
3.   Held three, highly successful leadership conferences
1.   Highly successful second leadership conference
2.   Refinement of organizational roles and duties of volunteers
3.   Plans in place for the forth leadership conference - May 17-20, 2018 - Clemson and June 7-10, USCB, Bluffton
The single most important need at this time is funding for SCYLC-2018 in the amount [total need] of $40,000.  This supports 60 students and counselors for the May 17 - 20, 2018 event at Clemson and  60 students and counselors for the June 7-10 at USCB, Bluffton.
The second is funding of $3,000 in support of student scholarships. 
Third, funding of approximately $5,000 for ongoing development of graduate programs in support of the practice of leadership among alumni
CEO/Executive Director Statement The key difference between SCYLC and other, similar programs is the development of the alumni program which will continue to work with students post graduation in encouraging them to practice leadership.  As an art, leadership must be practiced and that process will ultimately prove the greatest success of SCYLC.
Board Chair Statement The issue of personal leadership is a longtime passion.  Credit for this must be appropriately directed to two major sources; Merck &  Co., Inc. for the opportunity to lead within the organization and second to Barry Posner and Jim Kouzes, authors of The Leadership Challenge, a mainstay in leadership.  Leaders are made, not born.  If our young adults can be taught those lessons in their early to mid-teens they will be far ahead of those who do not learn these lessons until later in life when it may be too late to benefit.  SCYLC seeks to help our young adults learn these vital lessons when it can make a substantial difference in their lives
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments You are encouraged to visit our website at:  Read especially under the tabs:  NEWS UPDATES and ALL ABOUT US and the verbatim comments of the students.  They speak volumes!
Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Colleton County
Hampton County
Jasper County
The South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference is located in Beaufort County and is held each year at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton Campus. with an additional conference added at Clemson University in 2018. While it hosts some two dozen students from Beaufort and Jasper counties it is open to students from throughout South Carolina.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. William Donald Moss
Company Affiliation SCYLC
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Board of Directors
Ms. Trish Heichel President / WHW Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Mr. Allen Ward President, Ward / Edwards Engineering
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Governance currently is well managed given the ongoing development and size and scope of the organization.  Recruitment of additional members of our Board of Directors is underway.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Mr. William Donald Moss
Captain, USAR   National Security Agency
Executive Business Manager - Merck & Co., Inc.  [1970-2012]
President, Hospital Auxiliary, Hilton Head Hospital
Board of Directors, Hilton Head Plantation
Vice-president elect, Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 25
Contractors 1
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Beaufort County School District
Description The South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference
Budget $20,000.00
Short Term Success Students graduating from the SCYLC four day leadership conference will immediately be able to use their learned skills as their experience at the event will prove to be of immediate help and usefulness.
Long Term Success This program is designed to provide young adults with the necessary skills of leadership to have a positive impact on their future lives and endeavors.  A secondary result is the expectation this will serve the State of South Carolina in addressing the issues and needs of workforce development.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY The success of SCYLC is evident in the short term through the verbatim comments of students, parents and school administrators.  Of note, the Beaufort County School District utilized a similar structure in their initial leadership conference in 2016 for class leaders.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$17,589----
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.73----
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,450----
Current Assets$1,450----
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$1,450----
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
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Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Oct 2018
Organization Comments In our initial year of operation SCYLC funding was short of needs with the shortfall being made up by personal donations.  Similarly, in year two there was an initial shortfall made up through a matching grant.  In year three, the current year, we are making every effort to avoid further shortfalls through a program of early registration giving potential donors insight into what schools will be participating in SCYLC-2017. 
Nonprofit South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference
Address 13 CHRISTO DR
HILTON HEAD, SC 299261967
Primary Phone (843) 422 1728
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. William Donald Moss
Board Chair Mr. William Donald Moss
Board Chair Company Affiliation SCYLC
Year of Incorporation 2015