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"The direction which education starts a man [or woman] will determine his [or her] future life." -Plato-
We are a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization registered with the State of Florida (reg.# CH53965) focused on helping make educational aspirations of high achieving students a reality. By donating to our organization, we will be able to assist the funding of students, who by merit, have earned educational opportunities that they unfortunately cannot afford.
Your contribution can make the difference so these students can take advantage of these earned educational opportunities.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, In-kind donations (donating cars, trucks, boats, computers, etc.), volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you! We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
As a start up, the creation of Plato's Projects, was inspired by the overwhelming financial needs that students have in order to make their educational dreams a reality.
My background: I grew up in Tarpon Springs, Florida; joined the United States Navy out of high school; I attended St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida and earned an A.A. degree and a B.A. degree in Political Science. After graduation I applied for and was accepted to attend New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, and after two years I transferred to and graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law located in Jacksonville Florida. After experience working in the legal field, labor relations and as an entrepreneur, I finally settled, for the past 16 years, into the field of academics where I am currently a full time educator working on Florida's Gulf Coast. Presently, I have added the prestigious position as the honored President of Plato's Projects, Inc. and Executive Director to my growing and ever expanding vitae.
What I do: I for one, work at a Title 1 high school in an economically diverse area within my community (this means that over 70% of the student population are on free or reduced lunch due to their financial situation). Daily, I witness the struggles, the effort, the hard work, and the achievements of many incredible students. I also witness the heartbreaking inability of some of these students to pursue their educational opportunities and prospects due to their lack of financial resources. It is this waste of intellect, ability and potential that has motivated me to create Plato's Projects, Inc. It is my belief, that many of these students who, with a little assistance, could be successful engineers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, accountants, professional musicians, collegiate or Olympic athletes, etc., if they could only get some financial assistance to pursue their educations.
My dream: It has been my dream to do something about this travesty and waste of human potential. This is why I have made it my mission to help these children and young adults. I firmly believe that the life of every child and young adult is precious and no one person should miss out on the American dream if they are willing to do the hard work and have the ability to earn their special place in society.
Please help us: help us help these students. Please help us make their efforts and dreams a reality. Please donate today, or please make a donation in-kind (donate something of value). Thank you!
Robert S. Benjamin, J.D.,
President and Executive Director
Donations are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience and for the sake of the students we serve. Please click on the the Donate Here button below.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those students in need. Together, we can make a difference. Educational opportunities shouldn't be squandered. Please help high achieving students take advantage of the educational opportunities they have meritoriously achieved. The students you are assisting, could be the next concert pianist, the next medical researcher that help cure cancer, or the athlete who makes it to the Olympics.
We are dedicated to helping students who have a track record of high achievement, dedication to purpose and has a proven record of prior success.
Do you need help directing a donation to a specific recipient? If so, please click the donate button, then on the payment form, you can leave the name of the the institution or specific program at the time of donation, you can choose where your donation goes when you specify. We are pleased and obligated to fulfill your wishes.
P.O. BOX 1242, Elfers, FL 34680-1242
Please leave a message if we are not in. We will contact you within 24 hours. Donations are taken electronically 24/7 through this secure web site. Thank you for helping create opportunities that will lead to future successes in life for our students.
REGISTRATION# CH53965 EXPIRATION DATE: January 17, 2019
"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."