Global Education Motivators (GEM) was founded in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to help schools and the community meet the complex challenges of  living in a global society.

Emphasizing human rights and human responsibility, GEM is now educating a second generation to global awareness and responsibility in an interdependent world.

GEM is a non-governmental-organization (NGO) in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information and is headquartered at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA (USA).

Featured Items 

GEM is Proud to Announce the 2017-2108 Global Educator Award Recipient

Meri Dimas is GEM's Global Educator Award recipient 2017-2018. Ms. Dimas is a teacher at Gateway to the Sciences High School in Jamaica Queens, New York. She was given the award during the Student Leadership Conference on Development training on February 16. To learn more about Ms. Dimas, and previous award recipients, click

Overview of GEM Programs 2018-2019

Learn about all of the programs that GEM will be running throughout the 2018-19 school year.

These programs include conferences, distance learning programs, on-site programs, and programs with the United Nations.

Open the Overview here.

GEM has a New Videoconference Program on Syria:
A Human Without Country, The Story of One Syrian Refugee

The program is a first-person account of one Syrian refugee. Youssef Abbara will speak about life before the war, fleeing Syria, living under wartime, and the challenges of building a new life in different countries as a displaced person. 

This program can be booked through CILC or directly with GEM by emailing Wayne Jacoby

Learn more about the program here.


Upcoming Events
Coming Soon:
Student Conference on the Paris Agreement

International Day for Peace 2018
September 21, 2018
Student Leadership Conference on Development 2019
February 2019

Select Global and Educational Events:

Human Rights Day
December 10, 2018
United Nations Climate Summit 2019
Learn More


GEM Highlights
Good News Agency
Learn about Positive Efforts Around the World and be Inspired

Lesson Plans on the Sustainable Development Goals -
World's Largest Lesson

Lesson Plans and Resources for Teaching Primary Sources with the Library of Congress
Effects of Armed Conflict on Children

New Distance Learning Program
Live from Ukraine