Key Chapter Winner Highlight: Georgia State University
The Golden Key chapter at Georgia State University is the next 2012-2013 Key Chapter recipient that we would like to highlight. They participated in more than fifteen events ranging from socials to cleanups to volunteer initiatives for children.
Although the Georgia State University chapter participated in numerous events throughout the year, literacy is a subject of particular interest to them. They hosted Books 4 BBQ at the Georgia State Recreation Center in which a donated book could be exchanged for a plate of BBQ. In the end they were able to donate up to ten boxes of books. In the Fall of 2012, the Georgia State University chapter started a lasting partnership with Literacy Action, which is a nonprofit organization located in downtown Atlanta that is dedicated to teaching adults how to read, write and perform mathematics on a high school level. Training sessions were held for members interested in volunteering and twenty new volunteers were placed in the program in the first two semesters! The tutors are required to be in the classroom for four hours per week throughout the entire semester. The students range from twenty to eighty years old, and the majority perform below a middle school level in the subjects. As many of the students become attached to the tutors, it is essential that the tutors have a strong commitment to their service, which in turn makes this a long-term commitment for the volunteers. The Golden Key members saw firsthand the impact that they make on the students. Many of the Georgia State University chapter volunteers have created lasting relationship with their students during the process.
We would like to commend the Georgia State University Golden Key chapter on the hard work and dedication they put forward to improving their community. Congratulations!