On June 12, 2015 the American Military University and American Public University Golden Key chapter co-sponsored a Stop Hunger Now service event at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Maryland with the AMU and APU Student Veterans of America. Over 200 members, officers, guests, and university staff and faculty came together for an upbeat and meaningful event.
The AMU and APU Golden Key chapter packaged an amazing 17,000 meals in under 2 hours, and the packages will be shipped to meal distribution programs in developing countries that promote education, encourage children to attend school, improve students’ health and nutrition, address gender inequalities, stimulate economic growth, fight child labor, and are part of the movement to address global issues. This exciting event was part of Golden Key’s SPARK a Change service initiative. Launched in July 2014, SPARK a Change’s mission is to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth (ages 0-17) through literacy, education and real-world preparedness. Through SPARK, Golden Key aims to raise $40,000, dedicate 400,000 hours of service and impact 400,000 lives in local communities & around the world by 2017. The AMU and APU chapter’s outstanding efforts are helping Golden Key reach this goal.
The chapter was honored and proud to have their Associate Director, Hamiyda Scipio, join them during the momentous service event and meet members of the distance chapter. AMU and APU students came from as far away as Japan to participate, and walk in their commencement ceremony the following day!
In addition to the Stop Hunger Now Service Event, the AMU and APU chapter of Golden Key held several events in conjunction to the university commencement ceremony, including an Honorary Member Induction Ceremony and a formal chapter meeting where new members were recognized and cords provided.
The events were a huge success!