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 Gem Project and Brown70Films crew to produce a public service announcement about autism. The Gem Project has been actively touring schools and libraries throughout New Jersey on a quest to educate school-age children, youth, and young adults about autism. In April, they have visited 2 libraries and schools so far, educating youth through their innovative techniques. Currently the Gem Project has taught in 3 weeks, 141 students about autism and they still have two more events left in April.
About Brown70Films and Timothy Brown:
Timothy Brown is founder of Brown70Films, a film company that is built on the belief of empowering the community at large. Founded in 2005, Brown70films serves New Jersey and provides quality editing and video production services. In 2007, Timothy Brown founded the “The Young Digital Filmmakers Academy,” a program that trains students in middle school and high school about film development. Brown has trained over 600 students since its inception.
The Newark Black Film Festival recently awarded Brown with an honorable mention for his short documentary, “Bulletproof Ambition.” Brown70films website: http://brown70films.com
About The Gem Project:
The Gem Project is a nonprofit organization that educates school-age children, youth, and young adults about various issues that are affecting them and their communities. Through the use of innovative programs and enriching activities, they’re able to hone their leadership and community organizing skills.
The Gem Project has educated over 870+ persons and has held over 25+ events and programs to date. They’re focusing on diversifying their young adult and teen programs this summer. The Gem Project organization holds both weekly and monthly programs for the community.
Information about programs and the organization can be found at http://www.thegemproject.org or (NJ.COM)-http://www.nj.com/newark/community/index.ssf/2010/10/the_gem_project_strives_to_be_the_new_face_of_leadership_and_education.html.
The Gem Project, Inc.
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