Highlights of speeches a few of our Gem Project youth developed! What did they say?

The Gem Project has developed  models, which aide youth in  constructing their own speech. We believe that the voices of our youth are powerful! Here are highlights of  speeches that a few of our youth did earlier this year. Not only did they create their own speeches, they also recited it in front of their [...]

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(Event Review) – Gem Project Honoree Awarded by Friends of DeNiqua Matias & City of Newark, NJ

          Hello Gems! Gem Project members Sacha Matthews and Reema Hoshan accompanied the founder, Amanda A. Ebokosia, as she was honored with several esteemed women for the award’s ceremony, “Women of Strength, Honor, and Service.” The event took place on March 25, 2012; ironically it was on the very day that [...]


A small “shop” that will provide a % of proceeds to our programs! (Product Photos Inside)

Hello Gems (Supporters, Friends, & Family)– We have been having a terrific year with our youth and young adults! You have seen the photos, blog posts, and testimonials. We have been blessed with a gracious  team, supporters, and unrelenting passion for this cause. We have a main goal: To create well-informed global citizens and leaders. [...]

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Founder’s Notes: Our roles are constantly changing, we will always transition from educators to students and vice versa

Christina and Tiffany are happy, don’t be fooled. The above photo was from one of our debate workshops! Yes, these two ladies were representing their teams in a highly charged debate. The topic: Should school uniforms be mandatory for everyone throughout our world? The funny photo was the result of having a Gem Project representative ask [...]

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Lead. Be Brazen–

  • “Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.” – Warren G. Bennis

Lead. Be Resilent–

  • “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

Lead. Be Strong–

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau