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Event Hours Vary, See Website.

We live in a global world that requires understanding, goodwill, and peace among all of humanity, and it is an important goal that we must work toward. The social media, internet, and other communication tools provide many different ways of interacting with others. People from different geographies and cultures are now in constant communication. The concept of friendship and neighborhood has changed dramatically.

Atlantic Institute was founded to bridge the deep gap of social interaction, to promote respecting differences, and in the past, to commit to the common good in the State of South Carolina, and now through our expansion, nationwide and worldwide.

Atlantic Institute promotes philanthropy for serving humanity, education for cultivating virtuous individuals, and dialogue for peaceful coexistence.

The volunteers and members of Atlantic Institute want to put "the American Dream" into practice as in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: "The American Dream, the dream of men of all races, creeds, national backgrounds, living together as brothers." Volunteers and members of Atlantic Institute pursue happiness in the happiness of others through volunteerism and philanthropy. Atlantic Institute members and volunteers have been working diligently to fulfill the above mentioned principles in the State of South Carolina and now nationwide.

We sincerely hope that you or your organization are able to help us achieve this noble goal. It could only be possible with your charitable support that the Atlantic Institute maintains its ongoing programs and reaches out to more people.

Dr Akif Aydin PhD, President.

 

The Atlantic Institute Art and Essay Creativity Contest is a wonderful project that requires community support to be successful. In the past a thought-provoking theme was publicized yearly among the teachers and schools across South Carolina. The themes of the contest are intended to create original ideas and understanding through art, reflective writings and video. Now we are looking forward to expanding nationwide to capture more artistic talent.

The purity of emotion and thought that children bring to such challenges quite often bring us to new ideas and a new way of looking at the world around us. We are certain that the seeds that are planted in young minds today through this project will bear fruit in the long term for the benefit of our society.

Previous years themes include "Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How Does Social Media Change the Future of Our World?", "The Human Footprint on the Environment: Impacts and Solutions", "1 Billion Hungry in the World: What is your Role?" and "Who is Your Neighbor?" In the past students submitted gorgeous artwork and emotionally moving essays to our professional judges. We've now added video to the contest to expand and reach more children.

The panel of expert judges evaluates all submissions, determining winners in each category (art, essay, video) and in each division (middle, high). All the students receive a tiered level of cash and or gift card prizes. The top three students from each category and division all win a trip to either an international location or another location that expands their horizons. The first-place student’s teachers win the same trip as well.

Our foundation sponsors all the expenses (meals, lodging, and transportation) in as part of the trip prize. The students and teachers, however, are responsible for their own airfare to and from said location.

The cost of the entire contest range from $50,000 to $60,000, which includes prizes, booklets, advertisements, websites, auditorium costs, and trip expenses.

Please consider one of the sponsor level packages in the link below and become a supporter of this great educational program.

Click here for types of Sponsorships and Benefits.

 

The goal of Atlantic Institute's "Annual Dialogue Dinners & Award Ceremony" is to contribute to the progress of dialogue by promoting mutual understanding among members of different cultures, faiths, ethnicities, and races. The dinners are held in prominent cities with large diverse groups of people.

Distinguished guests and speakers from various backgrounds and professionals are invited to the Annual Dialogue Dinner & Award Ceremony. The program is by invitation only and includes guests from universities, media, government, social institutions, faith organizations, and more. Dinners feature keynote speakers who are community leaders commensurate with the theme of that year's dinner. A keynote speaker is invited to the program to address the guests in the frame of the program's subject.

The Annual Dialogue Dinner & Award Ceremony creates a welcoming environment for the participants to engage in thoughtful discussions and to establish new friendships. As part of the Annual Dialogue Dinner & Award Ceremony, Atlantic Institute promotes new ideas and projects among the participants through collaboration and cooperation to create a better future for our community.

Awards are given to those in the community in one of the three topics below. These people have been voted on by the community.

The awards are presented in three categories:
• Peace and Dialogue Award
• Public and Community Service Award
• Media and Communications Award

 

Types of Sponsorships and Benefits

Platinum: $5000
Three company sponsored tables at the event (18 people)
Logo prominently displayed at the Platinum tiered level
Booth or company display at the event
Three minute guest spot to speak during the event
Logos and company mentions on website and social media accounts

Gold: $3000
Two company sponsored tables at the event (12 people)
Logo prominently displayed at the Gold tiered level
Booth or company display at the event
Logos and company mentions on website and social media accounts

Silver: $1500
One Company sponsored table at the event (6 people)
Logo prominently displayed at the Silver tiered level
Logos and company mentions on website and social media accounts

Bronze: $500
Logo displayed at Bronze Level
Logos and company mentions on website and social media accounts

Atlantic Institute Leadership Initiative (AILI) is an online learning platform bringing together student leaders and distinguished professionals/community leaders as speakers for the designated topic. Embracing Diversity: How Can We Learn to Respect, Appreciate and Support Different Cultures?

The Atlantic Institute Leadership Initiative (AILI) will bring together a team of six student leaders from various colleges/universities, plus five distinguished professionals/community leaders/speakers, from the areas of: Social Justice, Diversity, Education, Social Justice, Economics and Development, and Interfaith.

The student leaders will attend the online presentations, listen to the lectures and participate in discussions given by all of the distinguished community leader speakers, each of whom will be speaking on a different topic related to this years program theme.

Together, with guidance and input from their professorial mentors, they will plan/create a complete, viable school Diversity Project. This project will incorporate information on the need/importance for such diversity, a plan for implementing this project, and an anticipated outcome from this project Participation in this project will instill in the student leaders: the ability to actively listen and interpret, create, research, and execute programs that will provide lasting impacts on every aspect of their lives, ie: personal, educational, business, and professional.

The culmination of this training and group work will be the presentation of the student leaders’ projects, and the awarding of Certificates of Completion.

 

Types of Sponsorships and Benefits

Platinum: $5000
Nomination of Five colleges (30 students)
Logo Prominently under Platinum Sponsors Recognition
Company Sponsorship in any print, website and social media
Short commercial shown at beginning/ending of Online calls
Promotional items dispersed to attendees

Gold: $3000
Nomination of Three colleges (18 students)
Logo displayed under Gold Sponsors Recognition
Company Sponsorship in any print, website and social media
Promotional items dispersed to attendees

Silver: $1500
Nomination of one college (6 students)
Logo displayed under Silver Sponsors Recognition
Flyers/Coupons dispersed to attendees

Bronze: $500
Logo displayed under Bronze Sponsors Recognition
Flyers/Coupons dispersed to attendees

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