SPARK a Change September 2015

SPARK Month is this October – in less than four weeks! Officers, don’t forget to register your chapter’s #SPARKaChange event! Members, please participate in impacting and improving the lives of at-risk youth!

As of 1 September, chapters have dedicated 40,007 hours, touched the lives of 39,430 people and raised $10,310 towards SPARK a Change since its launch in July 2014. These collective actions are impacting the lives of youth around the globe and helping us to reach our goal!

Follow #SPARKaChange on social media. Be sure to follow Golden Key on Facebook and Twitter as well as SPARK on Instagram for articles on the benefits of volunteering and posts featuring great SPARK events. If you think your chapter has a great event, please email your event details and pictures to: khiatt@goldenkey.org.

September Featured Service Project:

This month’s featured service project is from Norfolk State University.  The chapter has a long standing project called “NSU GK’s Spark The Future Initiative.” The chapter collaborates with the Virginia Commonwealth Challenge Youth Academy’s Mentoring and Tutoring Program. The partnership has been going strong for three years. The Academy is a program that targets youth ages 16-18 who are at the greatest risk of dropping out of high school.  This program assists those students in obtaining their high school diploma or GED and preparing them for life after graduation.

Due to the success of the collaboration, the NSU chapter has been asked to merge with a new project that will help to mentor students who choose to enroll in Norfolk State University and ensure that they keep up with the academic standards with hope to help the students become inducted into Golden Key.

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About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.

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