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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

(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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The Gem Project Testimonials: Week of 2/13: On Our Public Speaking/ Speech Development Workshop & Debate Competitions

About:  The Gem Project started their public speaking  speech development workshops & debate competitions,  through their interactive 3 step literacy programs this month!   Visit the ‘Event Review’ category to see what it was like at different sites throughout Newark, New Jersey. For now, see what other educators/librarians, volunteers, and parents had to say about […]

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Lead. Be Brazen–

  • “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 Resilent–

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

Lead. Be Strong–

  • “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