WHY DO WE EXIST?
Traditionally, marginalized youth are challenged when navigating life and are critically disadvantaged when competing with their peers in other groups due to the lack of knowledge, access, mentorship and resources available to them and their families.
GEM CULTURE is a non-profit youth organization based in Miami, Florida designed with the sole purpose of creating safe spaces for BIPOC teenagers, ages 13-18, that enhance their quality of life and the world around them, ensuring their successful transition into and beyond adulthood. Those that we serve and their families, identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). The uniqueness of our existence is that the majority of the GEMS that we serve and attract are primarily free-thinkers, creatives and innovators who are supported in a space in which they may thrive.
We offer a holistic approach to their successful transition into and beyond adulthood by offering knowledge, fundamental life skills, connecting them to resources and by helping them to develop a sense of self. Our programs are designed for the sole purpose of breaking generational patterns and to equip them with the tools that will allow them to confidently navigate life successfully.
We believe it takes a village to raise a child so we’ve created a community in which we work closely with their families to support the overall development of their child. Because we believe it takes a village, we partner with individuals, businesses and organizations that are experts in their industry to share their knowledge and expertise with our youth. We also use a model in which our mentees become mentors, paying it forward, breaking the cycle and creating new ones that reflects a new narrative and the advancement of blacks, indigenous and people of color.