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Newark’s Future: The Coalition of Effective Newark Public Schools’ Community Cookout

On June 15, 2013, The Gem Project attended The Coalition of Effective Newark Public Schools’ community cookout event. It was a joyous occasion that united the Newark community to discuss the current state of the city’s public school education. It was held at the backyard of the Newark Teachers’ Union building;  located at 1019 Broad [...]

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The Gem Project Joins the Youth Ambassador Team, Apply Today!

Central Ward Newark Councilman,  Darrin S. Sharif, recently launched the Youth Ambassador program this summer. It’s a FREE weekly summer program that provides personal development and enrichment for Newark area high school students  from July 2- August 27, 2013.  We are currently accepting applications all week from students here, along with their recommendations from teacher’s [...]

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We bring our Define Real Beauty Campaign to Newark Prep, a BLENDED school!

On June 11, 2013, The Gem Project visited Newark Prep  Academy Charter School, located in Newark, NJ.  Newark Prep Academy fuses traditional learning with online learning.  Students are taught through the K-12 online learning curriculum and complete most of their learning online, during what is known as their Flex period. During this time, students receive [...]

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1 Amazing Volunteer Opportunity + Briana: “Gem, You Can Edit My Dream”

Unedited letter from Briana, 10, attends Roberto Clemente Charter School- “My dream for The Gem Project is to continue to attend the TGP and to be the next leader of TGP. And to help children that are shy, i would help them by letting them participate a little more than the children that are not [...]

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[Holiday Inspiration] Madison is a leader and her mom is one, too! by The Gem Project

On behalf of The Gem Project, we wish you and your family a joyful holiday season. We had plenty of wonderful news to share this year. We had great moments with our youth and young adults, shaping them into effective leaders, while improving their communities. Holiday Inspiration: It amazed us to find after participating in workshop of [...]

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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 [...]

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The Gem Project Partners with Monique Coleman’s New Talk Show, Gimme Mo’

What’s your Mo’? Gimme Mo’ is the brain child of Disney’s  High School musical star, Monique Coleman. Widely known as “Taylor” in the hit TV series,  Coleman left Hollywood to find another way to change the world.  She did so by launching a new talk show,  aimed for teens this  fall. Coleman’s show is set to [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Our quilt program (the autism quilt’s journey)/a Gem Project pursuit

Two days ago we were preparing for one of our programs, the autism quilt, which if you examine our projects is the outlier among the list. It’s truly unique. We held a gifting ceremony with the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration to award them with our quilt. It’s a major youth issue and now adult issue, [...]

Lead. Be Brazen–

  • “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 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–

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