In 2002, Tighter Grip was created to increase the recruitment and retention of African-American males at Georgia State University. The members work to form a brotherhood, in which each individual member is responsible for ensuring the success of all other members. In order to create a dynamic and lasting experience for the members, Tighter Grip works to develop its members both academically and socially. Since its inception, Tighter Grip has experienced exponential growth in membership, resources, and success stories.
For more information, please visit the Tighter Grip website.
Softer Touch is the sister organization to Tighter Grip. In addition to increasing the recruitment and retention of African-American females at Georgia State University, they have an interest in serving the children of underserved/underprivileged communities. A strong presence both on campus and in the community, the young ladies of Softer Touch are blazing forward with a clear mission of making a difference. They are true change agents.
Uplifted Hands is a foster care initiative sponsored by Georgia State University, created by former foster/ adopted youth, seeking a change in the emotional well-being of foster/adopted children in college.