To recognize the efforts of fellows and alumni who have made significant strides during their fellowship time at The Gem Project, across justice pillars in education, health, and youth justice – while raising funds for the next fellowship cohort for 2023-2024.
Amanda A. Ebokosia Named by Forbes as a Millennial on a Mission.
Amanda A. Ebokosia is Founder & CEO of The Gem Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that boosts high school and college student engagement, through youth organizing and service-learning initiatives, which take on a social justice approach.
Since inception in 2006, The Gem Project has directly impacted the lives of 3500 youth and young adults. Through a peer-based fellowship between high school and college students, youth have various opportunities to impact their communities and try to influence policy, through various forms of direct action. Honored by The White House, The City of Newark and making the annual FORBES Magazine 30 under 30 list, Ebokosia and her team have demonstrated a great ability to engage communities and young people in ways that develop their leadership skills, which has the capacity to change their lives. The Gem Project and Ebokosia have been featured in National Journal, The Atlantic Media, News 12 New Jersey, Black Enterprise.com, Forbes Magazine, Forbes.com, GOOD magazine, NJ.com, Rutgers Magazine and others. Ebokosia is a 2021 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Honoree and appointed Women Leadership Council member.
Moderator of Youth Panel
Faith Christian, TCNJ and Carnegie Mellon University - In a dynamic panel of alumni and current fellows, you'll learn about the strides and work Engage Now youth honorees have done during their fellowship time at The Gem Project. From engaging with local civilian compliant review board members to collaborating with local organizations to push and adopt policy--- our panel of youth are ready to engage now.
Amza Fofana, Saint Elizabeth; Victoria Hoegah, Rutgers University-Newark, and Jennymarie Idrobo, Montclair University (Alumna).
Jazariah Colvin, youth artist
Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts
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Amanda A. Ebokosia
Timothy K. Eatman, PhD
Atiya Jaha Rashidi
Quintus Jett, PhD