Bullying Prevention, Site #1, Weequahic Branch Library review- Newark, NJ

Overview: Bullying is more relevant now than it has ever been. With technology advancing, new issues are rising and  becoming more problematic. Cyber-bullying is increasing because of the infinite resources the internet provides. Social networking sites give a wide platform and anonymity  for those who bully.  The attackers are able to fuel their agenda beyond the school […]

MyGOAL’s 4th Annual Gala: Changes Lives & Benefits Our Partnered Autism Quilt Program

  Earlier this year, we created a partnership with MyGOAL  and our autism quilt program. The Autism Quilt Program in partnership with MyGOAL, Inc. is a collaborative project that serves as a tool for promoting awareness about autism, while enforcing the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. You may read more about the program here.  On […]

A lesson on passion: From speaking at Stop Shootin’ Young Entrepreneurship Program

The founder of The Gem Project had the honor to present at this year’s Stop Shootin’ Young  Entrepreneurship Program (YEP), which took place at the United Way of Essex and West Hudson Counties. The YEP is a 6 – week  summer long  program geared toward youth between age 13-18, which teaches youth the principles of […]

Event Review: (2 Video Clips + Photos)- Our Benefit, Produced by Events Cherished for Autism Quilt Program

Review of our fundraiser that was produced by EVENTS CHERISHED, which benefited our  Gem Project Autism Quilt Program In Partnership with MyGoal,Inc. Due to the recent funding from varying sponsors, donors, and main producer of our benefit  Events Cherished— we’re on pace of creating 3 quilt portraits! One of the portraits will be renovated, which was […]

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The Gem Project teaches leadership styles & entrepreneurship at North Star Academy’s Career Day!

The Gem Project was recommended by one of our supporters — Ms. King,  who works for North Star Academy, to participate in their annual Career Day. Our founder joined several individuals on April 24, 2012 at North Star Academy in Newark, NJ. As retrieved from their literature that day, “North Star academy is a member of Uncommon […]

(Program Review) Debate @ Site #2 – Should computers replace teachers ? Students Debate.

The Gem Project hosts a debate competition with youth at Site #2. Team Brainiac Wolves Vs. Team Smart Acts – “Should computers replace teachers ?” – See what they said! The winning OPENING statements were—- Age range: 8-10 Our group of students were divided into two teams.  They did not have a choice of deciding […]

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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 […]

The Social Media Buzz: @ The Gem Project Mini “Write” Summit

The Gem Project Mini “Write” Summit: We highlighted and  raised funds for 4 organizations: The Gem Project, Inc., She’s The First, FP Youth Outcry Foundation, and The Miss Newark Pageant.  It was a great event  that  garnered the interest of many aspiring writers and social media mavens! Yes, everyone was tweeting with our event hashtag, […]

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(Event Review) The Gem Project Volunteer with many at FP Youthoutcry’s 3rd annual Break Bread With You Ceremony // Video Provided by: Newark Press

  The Gem Project Staff Members Write:   The Gem Project Volunteer with many people at FP Youthoutcry  Community Thanksgiving Event   Last week, we celebrated all that we were thankful for this past year. We sent letters about events that our community friends  were holding, to celebrate the true meaning of giving back and being […]

Lead. Be Brazen–

  • “When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.” – Betty Bender

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–

  • “The world belongs to the energetic.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson