Posts Tagged ‘Youth Leadership’
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014Dear Friend, Winter has been inspiring and productive here at GEMS, even with all the snow! I recent ly conducted a two day intensive training with our amazing Youth Leadership Interns on honing their training and outreach skills and handling some of the specific challenges that come up when you're training on an issue that you've had personal experience with. As survivors, our voices and experiences are critical in educating and raising awareness but it's not about us just telling our 'stories', but about using solid training skills to communicate our diverse ideas, critical analysis and insight. And it's up to organizations and policy makers to provide both the professional development and the platform for survivors to grow as leaders.
Tags: commercial sexual exploitation of children, CSEC, Diamond of the Month, Educational Initiative, Facebook, GEMS Newsletter, GEMS shop, GEMS Training Institute, GEMS Training Webinar, Girls Are Not For Sale, Good Morning America, Grace Outreach, New York Writers Coalition, Off the Field Players Wives Association, Rachel Lloyd, Survivor, Training, Twitter, Very Young Girls, Youth Leadership
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012Dear Friend, With fall here and everyone headed back to school, we are celebrating the educational achievements of our girls and young women! At our recent Educational Initiative award ceremony, we recognized 17 new members in the program, 4 graduates from the pilot program GED for MOMS, and three high school & GED graduates! Two members completed the New York State Certified Nurse-Aid Training, one member earned a Security Guard Certificate, and 15 members successfully completed the spring 2012 semester. We also awarded five scholarships, generously funded by V-Day. I am so proud of each one of our girls and young women who are making significant strides toward their educational and career goals!
Tags: commercial sexual exploitation of children, Diamond of the Month, ESSENCE, GEMS Newsletter, GEMS shop, Girls Are Not For Sale, Girls Like Us, Girls Like Us Benefit, Huffington Post, Twitter, Very Young Girls, Youth Leadership, Youth Outreach Team
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011Dear Friend, Exciting things are happening this summer! First off, GEMS has premiered a new and entirely survivor-written Victim, Survivor, Leader training curriculum. We've been highlighting the great work that direct service providers can provide to victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, and the trainings have been going really well. I feel incredibly proud to be co-facilitating a totally survivor-written curriculum about our Victim, Survivor, Leader model with two incredible survivor leaders. Last month, we celebrated the achievements of GEMS members who are participating in our Educational Initiative program. It was such a moving night, and I'm so proud of all of our girls who are furthering their education. . . .
Tags: Betty Shabazz, curriculum, Educational Initiative, End CSEC Day, Family Court Advocacy, Kalima DeSuze, Karen Zaremba, Katherine Mullen, Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking, Leader, Malcolm X, NeNe Ali, Sheila White, Survivor, Tiffany Rivera, True Poetess, Tysheena Rhames, Victim, VSL, Youth Leadership