The Goizueta Service Organization is exceptionally passionate about our mission of helping those less fortunate than ourselves. This semester we launched a SAT tutoring program at Druid Hills High School, which is located next door to Emory. Every Friday for about six weeks, 20 dedicated GSO members tutor 50 high school seniors and juniors at Druid Hills, covering everything from basic algebra to essay writing skills. We are considering expanding the classes to Wednesdays and including sophomores in the program next semester. The lead on this project is sophomore Robert Sigman, Vice President of GSO, who has done a phenomenal job with this initiative. As co-President of GSO, I am especially proud of this SAT program that helps students achieve their goals of a college education.
In addition to the tutoring program, we plan to launch other programs next semester such as a tax advising session with senior citizens and a mentor program with high school students in the City of Atlanta. Social responsibility is so important in corporate America today, and we are proud of the Goizueta students who have taken the initiative in their college years to get involved and help the less fortunate. When Roberto Goizueta envisioned our business school, he envisioned a forum in which we would emerge as “Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise.” I think Mr. Goizueta would be very proud indeed of the volunteer spirit expressed in the Goizueta Service Organization.
Tao Bu, BBA Council president, co-president GSO