Founder of The Gem Project Speaks to 65 Teens on Bridging Leadership with Entrepreneurship to Execute their Goals!

“Executing Goals by Bridging Entrepreneurial Skills with Leadership”


Tuesday, July 12, 2011-The founder of The Gem Project, Amanda A. Ebokosia, was sought out to speak to the teenagers of Teen Travel Camp by camp counselor Ms. Karen N. Lee and was approved by their director, Mr. Erik Montgomery.  Ebokosia led her talk on “Executing Goals by Bridging Entrepreneurial Skills with Leadership.” The program for that day under Ebokosia’s instruction covered the six major styles of leadership, coping with failure, developing a business plan, seed funding for teenage entrepreneurs,  and successful pre-teen, teenager, to young adult success stories in business. The program concluded with Ebokosia delivering resource guides and tips from organizations which offer mentoring, start-up funds, and where to go for free tutorials on website development.  Ebokosia was also able to share her first taste of entrepreneurship, which begun by starting up a small for-profit club when she was 12.

Ms. Lee will  be working at Central High School this fall in Newark, NJ as a biology teacher. Ebokosia and Lee both share an interest in serving the youth, particularly the youth of Newark, NJ. Lee and Ebokosia also attended Bloomfield High School together.

Information about The Gem Project is located on their official website http://thegemproject.org . Speaker requests are made by e-mail: project@thegemproject.org.

You may also request and place an interest in any member of the organization.

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About Teen Travel Camp

Teen Travel Camp is a day camp located at 25 Park Ave. Montclair, NJ in theYMCA. They hold 9 one week sessions during the summer that cover leadership workshops, community service activities,  and cultural awareness exercises. They travel to several destinations during the course of a session which include: Six Flags Amusement Park, Hershey Park, Dorney Park, College Tours, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Hurricane Harbor, Philadelphia Excursion, Bowling, Movies, and more.

About The Gem Project

The Gem Project is a not-for-profit organization that educates school-age children, youth, and young adults about issues that are affecting them and their communities. Through the use of innovative programs and enriching activities, the Gem Project is able to hone the leadership and community organizing skills of our youth. Since its inception, they have educated over 900 persons and instructed over 30 programs.

About Amanda A. Ebokosia, Guest Speaker at Teen Travel Camp

Founder of The Gem Project, Inc.

Amanda A. Ebokosia is founder and CEO of The Gem Project, Inc. The Gem Project is a nonprofit organization that educates school-age children, youth, and young adults about the issues that affect them and their communities. The Gem Project has educated over 900 persons to date, with over 30 programs since its inception. Through the use of innovative programs and enriching activities, the Gem Project is able to hone and strengthen the leadership and community organizing skills of our youth. Ebokosia founded the organization at age 19. She has plans to expand this organization with her team on a national to global scale. Ebokosia is also a published author and freelance writer. Her first publication was with a poem entitled, “New Chapter,” in the anthology, “Journeys,” by Editors Sharon Derdian & Micheal Perala, and published by Iliad Press at age 14. These achievements were shortly followed up with her performances at the legendary Apollo Theater and the self-publication of her book, “Raindrops of Life” at age 19, which also led to the development of her nonprofit, The Gem Project, Inc.



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