GTT Alumni

GTT Alumni


Congratulations to Maddy Ross (GTT ’14) and Ellie O’Brien for placing in the Top 10 at DECA’s (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition for their Creative Market Research Project. They competed against 200 teams from across the country. Grab The Torch is very proud of our rock star alumna. 









GTTAlumni1Congratulations to Aliya Evison (GTT CO ’10 and ’11, VT ’11) a member of Youth Global Leadership. YGL the youth branch of the Philanthropies Foundation.It consists of passionate high schoolers in the Boulder area who are seeking to change the world. We’re all very proud of Aleiya. (kneeling second from left)











One of our stars from Vermont has all eyes on Nan Peterson, the 2012 Service Learning Educator of the Year.












Alex Jordan GTT Colorado ’12, kicks off the recruitment for 2013 at the Blake School in MN.









Clay (CT ’12) a freshman at University of Florida (GO Gators!) is an outstanding young man. He’s from Lake Park GA. Here’s a great photo of Clay reading to a class. He offers Bilingual Adventures in Spanish and English (BASE), reading a variety of books to children in both languages. GTT is very fortunate to have Clay onboard. To read about Clay’s experience, click here.













Tom Atwood (far right first row), GTT ’09 alum volunteering at the 2012 ‘Redsigning Our Future: National Environmental Summit for High School Students in North Carolina.









GTT honors Samantha Stokes (GTT Ethel Walker ’11) for her work at Juilettte Low Girl Scout Camp in MO. JL attends a camp for disabled girls 8-18.








RachelGTTAlumni6Rachel is why we do what we do at Grab The Torch. We never lose sight of our mission to find or enhance passions for the global greater good. This is an wonderful story. Rachel Ley, GTT Ethel Walker ’11 from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, initiated a service program called Literacy for Little Ones. The mission of this program is to encourage parents to read to their newborn babies, which creates a special bond in the family, establishes a strong foundation for education, and instills a lifelong love of reading. This is done by donating book packages to three area hospitals, so that every family with an infant born can receive a book. Since the program began, over 2,300 books have been distributed and over 150 youth in Rachel’s community have volunteered with Literacy for Little Ones. “Grab the Torch exposed me to the details of the nonprofit sector and taught me skills that have helped me to further the mission of Literacy for Little Ones”