We hope everyone had a relaxing summer break! But since we’re back at Rutgers the GOYA Project EBoard welcomes everyone back. We are excited about upcoming programs for Fall 2012, and we’re looking to make this semester even more successful than last spring! We hope everyone is excited to participate in our events again this year. Starting off our semester is the Walk for Literacy on October 20th, followed by Monster Mash on Halloween weekend, then Elijah’s Promise. Of course we will have a few bake sales and other fundraisers in between that we hope you all will also participate in. Have a wonderful first week of class! If anyone has questions please remember to email us! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our 10th Annual Walk for Literacy is fast approaching. October 1st is only a week away. Don’t forget to spread the word- tell your friends, family, roommate about this community service opportunity. Come make a lasting difference in a child’s life by supporting the work that the Global Literacy Project does in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
10th Annual Walk for Literacy
Registration begins at 11:00 at the Douglass Campus Center
Don’t forget to bring your pledge sheet! Below is the link to the pdf.
Hope to see you all there!
This semester we have started planning for the 1oth Annual Walk for Literacy! Stay tune to upcoming details and dates about this exciting event
Hello everyone and welcome to the GOYA Project! This semester we have a lot of great programs planned so make sure to check us out at the involvement fair this week and at our first general meeting, September 14th.
We want to send a special thanks to all the participants in G.O.Y.A.’s Health Fair on Tuesday, March 29, 2011!
Our even kicked off a little after 12 and featured Yoga and Tai Chi instructors, Nikki Conte, esteemed nutrition and naturopathic doctor, and members of the George Street Co-op staff!!! At this event students could get a quick introduction to the energy channeling tai chi exercises, learn about the goods and services offered at the renowned George Street Co-op Health Food Store and Cafe, and get advice from the nutrition doctor on just about any health/diet issue!! Students then could enjoy a delicious assortment of fresh sandwiches from Subway (C) and a beverage and snack, and watch an exciting capoeira demonstration. GOYA members were also there to help promote our next upcoming event, the screening of the Invisible Children documentary, on Sunday, April 3.
The G.O.Y.A. Project gave books out to nearly 400 children at Rutger’s Annual Monster Mash this past Friday, October 29. Kids from all over New Brunswick and neighboring towns arrived in droves as hundreds of student organizations and departments had all sorts of creepy activities and candy for these kids, as a safe and fun alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. We had a spooky bucket-of-guts for kids daring enough to stick their hands in and pull out eyeballs, brains and more!! Each child received a candy bag, book, and coloring book to take home. We’re sure that the book will last much longer than the candy!!!!
Thank you to all the individuals, organizations, and businesses who participated in our Annual Walk-for-Literacy. We were able to raise over $2000 for our initiative to assist communities locally and globally in facilitating literacy.
The G.O.Y.A. Project E-board extends our sincerest appreciation to everyone who participated!!!
We kicked off the walk outside the Douglass Student Center, where participants ate the complementary breakfast refreshments while organizations made banners. After everyone was registered Denniston Bonadie, Rutgers Africana Studies Dept. professor and Faculty Advisor to The GOYA Project, along with Dr. Olubayi, Dean Goughan, and members from GOYA’s E-board gave thanks and motivational words to everyone present. After the 5K walk, we were entertained by the vocal stylings of the Liberated Gospel Choir, then by Rutger’s own DJ E-Rod and ate pizza donated by Gerlanda’s and Paulie’s Pizzerias, and beverages donated by 7-Eleven and RU Pizza and Grill. Some amazing prizes were awarded to two distinguished walkers who raised the most in individual sponsorships, and more prizes were raffled off to a dozen more lucky walkers.
All in all, a beautiful event, on a beautiful day!!!! Special thanks go out to the businesses below: