G.O.Y.A.: Galvanizing & Organizing Youth Activism at Rutgers University
& The Global Literacy Project, Inc.

2008 Walkathon Coordinators

walkathon coordinators

-Taking Responsibility, Taking Action-

Walk for Literacy poster

Start: "Passion Puddle" on the border of the Cook/Douglass Campuses

End: Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus

(Douglass Campus Center is in the corner of Nichol Avenue and George Street--Passion Puddle is across from the parking lot behind the Douglass Campus Center. A parking deck is also located next to the Douglass Campus Center for your convenience!)

This year the walkathon continues to focus on the goal of assisting communities locally and globally.:

  • Locally: We plan to provide books and other literacy materials for English Language Learners participating in our "Take Reading Home" pilot in nursery and kindergarten classrooms throughout New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Globally: We are also supporting several significant Global Literacy Project programs for kindergarten children in Africa (Kenya and South Africa) and the Caribbean.
  • We are also supporting the renovation of two kindergarten classrooms in South Africa by the students of the Africana House, Douglass Residential College, who are travelling to South Africa during the upcoming winter break.

Our 2010 walkathon will help us gear up for "Teen Read Week," October 17-23 (an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association). The theme of the week will be "Books With Beat @ your library."

The potential for making a difference does not simply end with the completion of the walk or "Teen Read Week." Students interested supporting children's education and literacy in general can come out to support the Global Literacy Project's "Make A Difference Day" program (every fourth Saturday of October) volunteering as part of the nationwide "Make A Difference Day" activities.



Download a registration form if you don’t have one. Download pledge brochure to collect donations. Set a goal for yourself and get your friends, family, and co-workers involved. Email us to let us know you're participating!

Individuals/Teams. Fill out forms and collect your donations before the walkathon. Turn in your pledge sheet and extra sponsorship sheets and money during walkathon registration from 10:15–11:15 a.m. Check out www.glpinc.org/goya for helpful hints, printable pledge forms, and walkathon updates.

Give aways. Depending on sponsorship participants in the walkathon will be eligible to receive surprize give-aways. Plus, there will be recognition for:

  • Individual/Team Raising the Most Money
  • Individual with the Most Sponsors

Wear sensible shoes and dress for the weather.
The walkathon goes on, rain or shine.

  • 10:15 a.m.-Registration
  • 11:30 a.m. -Kick-off speeches and then begin walk
  • 1 p.m.-Walk ends at Brower Commons, CAC
We have 3 levels of Team Support:

Bronze Supporter

At this level one is entitled to:

  1. Acknowledgement at the event
  2. A written acknowledgment of your help and participation
Silver Supporter

At this level one is entitled to:

  1. An acknowledgement by name on the postcard
  2. Your name in one color on the the tee-shirts
  3. A table set up at the event to distribute information
  4. Inclusion of your promotional material and items
  5. Logo and name on the "Walk for Literacy" Web Site as a supporter

Gold Supporter

At this level one is entitled to:

  1. All above benefits plus a framed acknowledgement of your participation
  2. Presentation of a Sponsorship Certificate at the event as an acknowledgement
  3. A link on our "Walk for Literacy" Walkathon web site to your web site
  4. A larger logo on the walk-a-thon's tee shirt

You Can Also Join Us on Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Make A Difference Day"

Look out for more information about volunteering in the local community!

What is "Make A Difference Day"?
“Make A Difference Day” is the most encompassing national day of helping others—a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, “Make A Difference Day” is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

GOYA Meeting Minutes Global Learning Expedition to South Africa 2007 walkathon report 2007 Make A Difference Day 2008 walkathon 2008 Make A Difference Day