Human Services

Golden Generation Students Association, Inc.

  • East Stroudsburg, PA

Mission Statement

GOLDEN GENERATION STUDENT ASSOCIATION INC. MISSION Golden Generation Student Association Inc. is a non-profit, multiracial, non-denominational organization dedicated to the development of compassion and the spirit of charity in children and adults. To that end, we provide children, families, hospitals and schools with meaningful opportunities to help others in their local and global communities. We call it "through the golden generation." GGSA operates on the belief that children are empowered by their contributions to the world around them. Through hands-on charity projects, children develop positive self-esteem, a sense of public purpose, and establish connections with human beings in diverse cultural and economic situations. Empowered children grow into empowered adults who initiate social improvements and make charity a lifestyle prediction. GGSA provides parents with opportunities to volunteer in their community and world as a family team. This is a resource for families which includes step-by-step projects, caring activities for kids, and resources to help parents teach their children about social issues such as non-morality, aging, and illness. All these programs are free for families. Any school, group or community center can sponsor and invite local youth to participate. We produce and distribute a small brochures and informational documentation which is sent to parents and families who they register.

Service Areas

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ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

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JOSEPH A POLAT

Keywords

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Human services and education

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EIN

22-3137545

 Number

6078589131

Physical Address

7554 Mount Eaton Road

Saylorsburg, PA 18353

Also Known As

GGSA

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Professional Societies, Associations (P03)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

1-) Camp Chestnut (Summer, Family, Weekend and Day Camps) Camp Chestnut is a vehicle for preschool to high school aged children to participate in community service projects. We found Camp Chestnut to serve as a center for teaching, learning, and research about social life. It catalyzes interdisciplinary thinking and understanding about cultural and economics differences. Any school, group or community center can sponsor and invite local youth to participate. We produce and distribute a small brochure and informational documentation is sent to parents and families who they register for family, weekend, holiday or day camps. 2-) Scholarships GGSA was created in 1992 to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. One of the principal focuses of GGSA is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them. However GGSA's aim is also to open the doors of educational opportunity for needy children by helping to send and provide them to the colleges or universities of their choice. We do this by providing tuition assistance to families whose children are attended the summer camp at Camp Chestnut and who have demonstrated their financial need as measured by standards. We focus on pre-college education because the earlier a child receives sound schooling, the better. Our scholarships are available for students in grades kindergarten through eleventh grade. For continuing students, we offer support for college education as well. Golden Generation is which awards monthly scholarship during a year and works to foster fellowship among scholarship recipients. Once a year, Golden Generation accepts applications for scholarships, which include essays, transcripts and recommendations. From these written applications, the Fund identifies a group of finalists to be invited for a brief personal interview. Qualified students will be determined, after having been interviewed by two members of the Board of Trustees, on the basis of the decision of the interviewers. On the basis of this interview, GGSA typically selects 2 new scholarship recipients each year. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. 3-) Family Support Our ultimate mission is to serve the community by establishing a high spirit of love and fellowship base that can open the doors to treatment for every needy family that wants it. An evidence of this is in the records of 1992, when members were "admonished to see that all people had humane." 4-) Organize meetings, seminars, conferences symposiums, and other educational facilities. 5-) Program Organization for Special Events (National Holidays) 6-) Provide accommodations to students for all levels of education. 7-) Rent or purchase apartment, houses or buildings for accommodations. 8-) Publish newspapers, newsletters, magazines, books, etc. 9-) Reproduce and distribute various educational materials such as audiotapes, video tapes books, magazines, newspapers, etc. 10-) Open libraries, bookstores, recreational areas, etc. 11-) Organize dinners, receptions, etc. for fund raising as well as for social and educational purposes.

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GOLDEN GENERATION WORSHIP AND RETREAT CENTERINC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Golden Generation Students Association, Inc.

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Principal Officer

JOSEPH A POLAT

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