GOYA General Body Meeting


GOYA is having their 2nd meeting this Thursday, October 1st at 8:00PM
– 9:00PM at the Rutgers Student Center – Cap and Skull Room on the 4th
floor. At this meeting we will be discussing details of the walk,
ways in which you can get involved and volunteer along with a few
other things regarding the Walk-for-Literacy. We will also have light
refreshments at our meeting as well… Bring a friend!

Remember, it’s never to late to get involved and keep fund-raising!!
The walk is less than 3 weeks away!! (see attached document for
Walk-for-Literacy flyer).

Any questions or comments? Do not hesitate to email us back.

Thank you,

The GOYA Executive Board

Thank you!!

The G.O.Y.A. Project Eboard would just like to thank everyone that was able to attend our First General Meeting last night.  We are very excited for this fall semester, and we hope that you all share that same enthusiasm.   Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 1st 8pm in the Rutgers Student Center – Cap and Skull Room on the 4th Floor (2 weeks from yesterday).

Also, don’t forget to start collecting donations for the Walk-for-Literacy.  If you would like more information, don’t hesitate to email us at goyaproject@gmail.com.

Thank you again!!
The G.O.Y.A. Project Eboard

Our First General Meeting for Fall 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

8:00 p.m., Rutgers Student Center

Cap and Skull Room (4th Floor)

The G.O.Y.A. Project is hosting its First General Meeting this Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:00pm in the Rutgers Student Center – Cap and Skull Room (4th Floor).

We will be discussing our upcoming events for the fall as well as the Walk-for-Literacy coming up in October. There will be light refreshments as well. The meeting should last no longer than an hour.

If you are a part of any other student organization and think they might be interested in co-sponsoring the Walk this year or want to learn more about it (which is held on October 17, 2009) try and come out to this week’s meeting or contact us via email for more information. Hope to see you all there!

Marian Pho mariantpho@gmail.com

President of The G.O.Y.A. Project

Walk for Literacy

The G.O.Y.A. Project at Rutgers seeks to draw together students who have a sense that volunteerism is as much part of our education as formal academic class work. By volunteering side-by-side with people from around the world, and from all economic backgrounds, we learn from each other and sensitize ourselves to global issues. GOYA believes that we are all world citizens who must contribute to world welfare. One of the ways to promote this vision is achieved through their annual “Walk for Literacy” event—held in conjunction with The Global Literacy Project, the walkathon’s continuing partner—the second Saturday of October (International School Libraries Month).

We believe that being able to act locally, such as in providing literacy and learning supplies for children in New Brunswick, New Jersey, can be done as a simultaneous project with providing the same opportunities for children in places such as Latin America, Africa or Asia.

All proceeds will go to support a vision of assisting communities locally and globally.

  • Locally: We plan to provide bilingual books and literacy materials for English Language Learners participating in a “Take Reading Home” pilot in nursery and kindergarten classrooms throughout New Brunswick. We also plan to supply new library books for a junior high school in Roselle, New Jersey.
  • Globally: We are support Dalit school children in South India and the Global Literacy Project’s Africa programs for kindergarten children—especially the support of kindergarten children in the slums of Kibera, Kenya—the largest slum in East Africa and rural schools in a location of western Kenya.


Teaching the value of service to others through volunteer projects reaching from the local to the global.

The G.O.Y.A. Project
Student Activities Center
613 George Street
Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

2008-2009 Executive Officers
Lissette Herrera (Co-President)
Corbin Laedlein (Co- President)
The G.O.Y.A. Project was founded by Rutgers University students for the express purpose of teaching other students the value of service to others through volunteer projects that have both local and international impact.

We challenge ourselves to live up to the perspective that volunteer work is both a practical and an intellectual opportunity to think about other people and to work with and for other people. We encourage ideas that foster intercultural awareness as well as practical projects to assist families and communities.

Galvanizing and Organizing Youth Activism at Rutgers University