International Service Trip to Belize

June 10th, 2014 | First Page |

Mark your calendars! All Global Issues Club members + alumni (Hickman High School, Rock Bridge High School, & Battle High School) are invited to join Southside High School’s trip to Belize. Join the event on Facebook. We will be posting details.  

Your call to action…

April 10th, 2014 | First Page |

A dear friend of mind keeps this wonderful blog. It is filled with her musings and wisdom.

Please take a moment to read this article, a call to action, whatever it is, for your life.

“Every action we take is a grain of sand. It either builds the land or joins the ocean in the cycle of waves coming to and leaving the shore for the bottom of the ocean. A single grain of sand may have the opportunity to do both in its lifetime.”

“Even those of us most insistent on resisting the activities of activism and the activities of corruption are changing the world one day at a time. Each of us, in whatever manner we live our lives, is presenting an example. The choices we make in our personal lives are instructive to those around us, and—if you are a relatively public persona—others around the world. How we choose to present ourselves to the world, the type of work we do, the way we handle—or resist—our personal and professional responsibilities, the way we speak to and interact with others, the choices we make in our spending, in our travel, in love: all of these are changing the world.”

“So choose to pour your sand onto the shore and strengthen the weak more than you allow your sands to sink to the bottom of the glutton’s ocean. No one –not even God—has the power to ensure that every minute action they take benefits only the weakest. However, we all have the power to choose actions that give more benefit to the weak and oppressed than to the bloated coffers of the rapacious.”

Please read Funmi Iyanda’s Open Letter-


November 26th, 2012 | First Page |

Guess what? We are on Pinterest! We are excited to share all sorts of things. If you are looking for a good read, take a look at our Books & Movie board. As you shop for the holidays or other gifts, take a look at our Business GILDing our World board. For a complete list, visit

Hello world!

November 13th, 2012 | First Page |

Welcome GILD’s website. We have recently updated the website to improve the quality of our content and show our readers what we are doing. For questions of inquiries, please email