At Grambling State University, every semester students find themselves joining a club or organization.
Some join to either further their connections or solidify their status but every once in a while a student becomes inspired to create a movement that bigger than one’s self.
Jay Gatsby, a sports administration major from Dallas, is one of those students.
Gatsby is the founder and CEO of GGTV (Growing Generation Television).
GGTV is a web-based, socially conscious company with the intent to unify and educate the collegiate community by providing content through various platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
GGTV aims to discuss topics and provide tips to the college community that can help students be more successful.
Gatsby said the idea came to him while attending a party. Gatsby thought that he could throw a better party than one he attended and from there it spawned into a movement that has expanded to different institutions such as the University of Louisiana at Monroe or Northwestern State University.
“We do more than just events, GGTV provides the opportunity where the students have a voice and express themselves and their perspective all the while granting them the practical tools that will prepare them for life,” Gatsby said.
Gatsby envisions “GGTV will be exactly what the acronym stands for ‘A Growing Generation”, no pun intended.
“I plan to produce more content as well as provide fundraisers and eventually down the line provide scholarships so that students can thrive and be great,” Gatsby said.
In the meantime, Gatsby said he would like to thank all who support GGTV and encourages them, as well as new viewers, to continue following GGTV on @ GGTelevision – IG, Twitter and Facebook and visit GGTelevision.com.