In a world of change, The PILAU program at The Technical College of the Lowcountry seeks to return to a set of fundamentals that have never gone out of style—-Character, Perseverance, Community Service, Personal Growth, and Leadership. At TCL, PILAU (pronounced “per-low”) is an acronym, which stands for Promoting Integrity, Leadership, Academics, and cultural Understanding. The program focuses on the recruitment, retention, and academic success of African-American males. Our mission is to cultivate new community leaders through quality education and character building experiences.
The PILAU Program offers participants the opportunity to develop leadership skills, access resources to help them excel in all courses, enhance self-esteem and pride, and gain a better cultural understanding of Gullah and area communities. PILAU participants have special access to unique program events, an African-American men’s mentoring team, personal and academic counseling, a speaker’s series and tutoring coaches.