>>Interviewing a 2nd and 3rd grader about a program that happened 3 weeks ago…

(Founder’s Notes): Our interactive literacy program is one out of the 9 main Gem Project programs that has really improved. The lesson plans, attendance rates, participation, and now recently our progress reports. We have been very objective when it comes to self-evaluation and tracking our results. One of our location sites function as the leading [...]

Review:The Gem Project -Networking Mixer Benefit II

Event Photography: Erick Og | Eazyland Community Sponsor: Minuteman Press Event Sponsors: Minuteman Press, Roxy Florist, Wet Ink 104, ‘O Boyle Funeral Home, NJ Transit Employee “Mama Rose,” jukGajee- New Thai Jersey Cuisine Restaurant, and Cut Creators. Event Venue: The Coffee Cave – 45 Halsey St. Newark, NJ 07102  Admission was: $10 PDF: E-mail project@thegemproject.org [...]

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The Gem Project partners with Brown70Films for autism PSA

The Gem Project partners with Brown70Films for autism PSA Newark, NJ – April 18, 2011 – The Gem Project is building a partnership with Brown70Films to produce public service announcements that educate people about issues that are affecting them and their community. On April 17, 2011, a select group of seven participants traveled with the [...]

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Exploring Public Speaking and Speech Writing from Grades (K-6), a Gem Project Pursuit

The Gem Project started public speaking workshops and debate exercises, which targeted youth since last February 2011, through our interactive literacy program. It was an adventure hosting this program at different sites in Newark, NJ. When we started the program we first had a discussion with our group of youth about their views on speaking. [...]

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Lead. Be Brazen–

  • “The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.” – Elaine Agather

Lead. Be Resilent–

  • “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Lead. Be Strong–

  • “Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.” -Barack Obama