Empowering Our Community,
Igniting Civic Passion
April 20 - November 27, 2024
Application Deadline
April 7, 2024

Our Mission

Cultivate informed, active, and engaged communities by providing accessible education, fostering inclusive dialogue, and inspiring collaborative action.

Through targeted initiatives, we aim to equip youth with the knowledge, skills, and motivation needed to actively participate in the political process.

Our Vision

We strive to create a community where every voice is heard, every vote counts, and where civic engagement becomes a cornerstone of our collective strength and progress.

We hope to establish a pipeline in which young people get and stay involved in civics, political life, and advocacy work, and organize peers and family members to do so as well.

GEM Civic Hub

The Civic Hub empowers individuals to become active, engaged citizens and community advocates.

We offer a variety of programs and services that help people make a positive impact in their local communities.

  • Youth Leadership Program
  • Community Events
  • Speaker Series

Civic Hub Youth Leadership Program

We are committed to creating a space where young people can find their voice, develop their skills and become the civic leaders of tomorrow. Open to High School Students, College Students and Young Professionals who want to make a difference in their community.

What to Expect

Deepen your understanding of civics and how American government works
Learn from Elected and Appointed officials about their stories and their roles and responsibilities
Participate in civic events, trainings, volunteering
Engage in online civics-related discussion

Empowering Future Civic Leaders

The Civic Hub at GEM ensures youth receive recognition for what they have achieved and set them on a trajectory of lifelong civic learning and participation. 2024 Graduates of the GEM Youth Leaders Program will earn a Certificate of Achievement to present to Universities.

Students may earn volunteer hours towards the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities for young people interested in learning more about civic leadership. Our programs provide youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful civic leaders who make meaningful contributions to their communities.

We hope to establish a pipeline in which young people get and stay involved in civics, political life, and advocacy work, and organize peers and family members to do so as well.

You have the Potential to
Make Real & Positive Change

  • Participants must attend an in-person or online monthly meeting (tentatively 3rd Sunday of the Month at 2 pm)
  • Inaugural Youth Leadership Program 7-month Cohort: April 20 – November 17, 2024.
  • Submit your application by April 7, 2024
  • Tuition for the Civic Hub Youth Leadership Program is $199.

Every child is a GEM

We believe that every child is a gem, each with their own unique qualities, talents, and potential. Just like gems, they come in every shape and size, and it's our privilege to provide the care and guidance they need to shine brilliantly.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss Civic Hub program with our team, feel free to click "Talk to us" and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

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What are the program dates?

The program spans from April 20 – November 17, 2024. Participants are expected to commit to the entire duration to maximize their learning experience and engagement.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is April 7, 2024. It is essential to submit your application before this date to be considered for the program. Late applications may not be accepted.

What is the tuition for the Civic Hub Youth Leadership Program?

Tuition for the Civic Hub Youth Leadership Program is $199.

Do you offer financial aid?

Our program prices are super competitive in the market and we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where youth can thrive. Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis (30%-100%), considering factors such as household income, family size, and extenuating circumstances as per the Federal Financial Aid Guidelines.