Grambling State University Assistant Police Chief Dwayne Chambers plans to introduce an “Each One Teach One” initiative to the city of Grambling. The initiative is pride based and will include a proclamation signing.Students’ signatures will symbolize their commitment to the community and reclaiming its legacy.
The first forum will be held before the end of this month, he said.
Aramark Food Service Director Chuck Parsons was the first businessperson to volunteer assistance. Aramark Corporation committed to the first 500 shirts in support of the endeavor.
The assistant chief emphasized the personal responsibility of Grambling community members.
“This is your house,” he said.
He added that much like guests are extension of individuals in their homes, the same applies for the campus.
In keeping with the program’s name, participants are asked to pass the message on to others.
“You must believe that this is yours to hand off to the next family member, friend or relative,” Chambers said.
“You are the building blocks of tradition. You’re building the roads of success for others to follow.”
Each One Teach One is a chance to improve community policing and awareness.
It is a proactive step to prevent problems, instead of a response to them, he added.
Such could prove to be fruitful, as the university burglary rate is 2.2 percent, according to the American School Search web site.
The site opposes GSU’s reputation as a safe, homey university.
Each One Teach One will reclaim Tiger pride from people who want to tarnish the university’s image, Chambers said.
“If you develop a sense of ownership, others will follow your lead,” he added.
“We want to inform all of the student clubs, athletes, fraternities, sororities, student government … to come together on one accord to take back their university campus,” he shared.
“The return from such an investment would be the rebirth of community pride, which will increase the quality of life for the Grambling State University student and those who visit the campus.”
Chambers asked for Gramblinites to donate their time and take ownership of the project.
Area businesses are encouraged to donate toward T- shirt costs.
For more information call 318-274-6541.