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GEM Web Platform Overview
The GEM Network is a free web-based social media and crowdfunding platform that is designed to empower young people (ages 12-24) by providing them with the tools, guidance and resources they require to take their innovative solutions for change and make them a reality. This action-based global network brings together youth, schools, organizations and green businesses to support each other in creating a sustainable and thriving planet - one youth-led project at a time! We will be offering GEM’s web platform to public schools across the nation as a tool for introducing new, or enriching existing, project and service-based learning programs in the traditional school setting.
Social Media Platform
“It is not adults that own this world, it is the children.” Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim
The GEM Network unifies a community of global changemakers all in one place, at one time. A full feature social media platform creates a truly collaborative environment where members can cross pollinate ideas, promote their causes, share inspiring news, collaborate with peers, connect with mentors and link up with charitable organizations.
“In the gift economy, the more you give the richer you are.” Charles Eisenstein
Youth (ages 12-24) who join the GEM Network can create a profile, start a project or join an existing one and begin receiving gifts that same day! This next-level crowdfunding platform makes it easy and inspiring for the community to support youth by providing resources (time, money, services, or products) that enable them to transform their creative ideas into successful projects.
The fundraising model for GEM is a holistic, integrated model that generates community currency on a gift-giving basis. Each one of us has a gift to give!
- Individuals can donate money, time and services to projects. They can also offer skill-based apprenticeships and become mentors.
- Green businesses can donate money, services and eco-friendly products.
- Nonprofit organizations can provide volunteer and internship opportunities for youth’s personal development, or collaborate with youth-led projects.
In order to receive gifts through the crowdfunding platform, youth can get started by creating a project and filling out a Project Page. This page allows youth to showcase their projects through stories, video, photos and status updates and even become a Featured Project! Projects can be searched using the filtered search engine. Once a member finds a project they wish to support, they can make a donation or fill a request from the Project Wishlist. Additionally, when there is a match between project requests and offers within the community, both parties can opt to be notified of their match.
The six images below are of the GEM Movement web design, as it stands today. The website is currently in development and it is a constantly evolving art piece that is being expressed with greater beauty and clarity every day. Please visit www.gemmovement.org and sign up to receive updates as the web-platform progresses.
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