Read > Lead > Achieve® is Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic effort, which inspires a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential, creating a more literate and productive society. We believe reading always has been — and always will be — a powerful step toward a life of enduring impact. We believe that when one out of four children cannot read, that's one child too many. Every Pi Phi can be an advocate for literacy and make a difference in the lives of children close to home and around the world.
Specifically, the Georgia Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi promotes literacy through several recurring initiatives. Twice a week, sisters of our chapter visit La Amistad as part of our Champions Are Readers program, tutoring, mentoring, and fostering relationships with young students. La Amistad is an after school organization dedicated to improving the education well-being of Latino students through academic and life enrichment programs.
Additionally, our chapter hosts events to raise monetary funds and awareness for National Fraternity Day of Service (AKA Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss’s birthday), and our philanthropy as a whole. Some of these events include:
- Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
- Lemonade for Literacy
- Kool-Aid for a Cause
- Book Drives
- Arrow Games
- Pi a Pi Phi
- & more!
Being Director of Service and Philanthropy is such a rewarding experience because not only do I get to personally understand the impact of charity on our community, but I also get to encourage my sisters to embody our fraternity value of philanthropic service to others. I am excited to see how the Georgia Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi will continue to foster relationships, promote literacy, and leave a lasting impact on our surrounding communities as we continue to grow on and off Emory’s campus!
Pi Phi Love & Mine,
Director of Service and Philanthropy