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Welcome to
Pacific Leadership Institute!


Who We Are

The Pacific Leadership Institute (PLI) is an experiential education and leadership development program aimed at empowering individuals and strengthening teams. We offer a ropes course, team building events, and leadership development programs to a wide range of schools, universities, community-based organizations, private parties and business groups.


PLI is an institute of SFSU and housed in the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Dept. PLI’s Mission is to instill confidence, cooperation, and empowerment of youth and adult leaders to create positive change in their community. We fulfill this mission by providing meaningful team-based experiences to a broad spectrum of the Bay Area community with a specific focus on underserved urban youth.

Schools & Universities

Community Groups

Private Organizations

Business Groups

PLI serves 14,000 participants annually, including 12,900 youth and young adults ages 10-24. Seventy-five percent of the youth and young adults were low income and underserved audiences. 76% are ethnically diverse (14% African American, 28% Asian, 20% Latino, 24% Caucasian and 14% mixed or other)

Youth & Young Adult 92%
Low Income Youth 75%
Ethnically Diverse 76%

Pacific Leadership Institute @SFSU

HSS 307, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 405-3737

Fort Miley Adventure Challenge Course

Fort Miley (cross streets are Seal Rock Drive and El Camino Del Mar)
San Francisco, CA 94121