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Additional categories (optional)

  • Education

Are you employed by T-Mobile or related to an employee of T-Mobile?

  • No

Eligibility: Date of Birth


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909-278-1288 8538 Williams Rd 92335 CA

Website or social media url(s) (optional):

N/A my Instagram accountv however is Gabesmilee . If you guys want to see what type of individual I am .

Date You Started Your Project Started

Ive had the project in mind since last year . I would say for the sake of the question September ,24 2019!!!!WOOOHOOO

Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Idea (hoping to get started in the future)

1. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

The problem isnt anything . Ima get it started one way or another. but imagine if i had tmobile support . Wow. Would that be amazing .

2. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

Im planning to work overtime to overcome my money issue. In order to start buying shirts to start it.Up . Promoting it ever so greatly . To the best of my ability.

3. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?

When I was younger I was going thrugh so much as a kid . From social services at our door to police as well. Recently I went through one of my most difficult years of school . My senior year. My ability to play football and run track was taken away from . Because of a very heavy concussin that i still have today. Both my brother and my grandpa were diagnosed with bipolar sczphrania. My gf after two years left. And my dog got hit by a car. It was tough and i needed some body to talk to . My mom was barely home cause of work and i couldnt visit my dad because i worked on the weekend . As i sat there thinking trying to get myself out of that hole. I wonder what about others. I turned my pain into passion . I love helping people. I love talking . Giving advice . I'm good at it. What if i can get others to talk and help with me. Some way diffrent . Something posistive for a change. To talk .

4. Selfie Elevator Pitch: Include 1-minute video that answers the following “I am stepping up to make change because...”

This is my youtube channel and my own video to T-Mobile .

5. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

When someone wears this shirt they are apart of something big .bigger then them and me. They are given a message. To be able to talk to people around the world with them . About problems or even life advice. A simple conversation can do wonders . It amazes me how people dont know how to talk to one another in my genertaion. I want to change that in a posistive way . They would buy this shirt pick what topic they want to put in the hashtag . Whoever sees that shirt and recognizes it. They would see that person or individual as something safe and secure. Person to talk .

6. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

Have your ever heard of a brand that is more than a name. What if we had something the can literally change the way people take busses or trains . They way they they communicate with one another. What if we had something that can takes people of there phones and into the faces of there neighbor . What if we had a symbol that was more symbolic then anything you can wear . This could become a brand on something more . A political statment. A stand againt the ever growing amount of poeple. Who we can connect with . Something that can literally chnage the world. We could promote civil discourse.

7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

Socila media. Why not take advantge of it . Im planning on having a website along with a instagram account for people to send us photos of there interactions and show us first hand the amount of change were doing . People of all ages connecting with one another. Practicing in civil disourse. Enhanincing there skills in communictaiosn . Learning new things . Learnnibg new points of view . That can change how they see it . How has anything in the last century done besides the creation of phones were we able to bring everyone closer in movement . A world movement . Not just a city or even state or country . But a world movement .

8. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

We could make it big . Simple . We can strecthed all accorss the world . Everyone were a " U CAN TALK TO ME " Shirt . Imagine diffrent languages . Chinese ,japense. Spanish , Korean, Arbian etc .! We could have celebrities were the shoirt . Making there fans see that they are practicing this in there wave . In there trend . In there own way . Reach all types of people . From all walks of life . Sharing the dream of bringing the world closer . brining our chance of world peace ever so closer . Just by a single piece of cloth. We Can expand to even more pieces of clothing . Hats . Braclets . Active wear . Creating clothing for all cultures to come .

9. Which of the following types of expertise would be most useful for you?

  • Brand Development

10. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Family support

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (for example: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuba, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian) (7)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • Low-income community

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • T-Mobile page or contact

Referral: If you discovered the Challenge thanks to an organization or person other than Ashoka or T-Mobile, who was it?

N/A. I simply saw it on T-Mobile tuesdays. seeing if i can get something for free . Saw this and saw my chance and took it.

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Hi Gabriel! I really love your passion in wanting to connect people with mentors and taking digital conversations back to the public. I love the "U CAN TALK TO ME" slogan. I would like to see a technology platform that can be used to connect people who are digital to people in person. I'd also recommend looking into using the funds from any "U CAN TALK TO ME" items sold to create community events that are themed around connecting with people locally. Good luck with your submission!