Monday, May 6, 2024

NY/NJ Area Event: Non-Profit TEEEM Holds Inaugural Taste of TEEEM Event May 22 in Paramus, Free Ticketed Event Open to Public Features Food, Exhibits.

Ridgewood NJ - The non-profit TEEEM will hold its inaugural event entitled "A Taste of TEEEM" on May 22, 2024 at The Terrace at Biagio's in Paramus, NJ from 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST. This night of food and exhibits will celebrate TEEEM's student changemakers who are empowering communities around the world and showcase the impact TEEEM makes.  

A Taste of TEEEM is a free event open to the public but tickets must be reserved. There will be food, drink, awards and activities. For a ticket visit: For questions regarding A Taste of TEEEM contact: Taylor DeMaio at

TEEEM is an educator-driven organization that provides free, innovative programs to schools to help students create a better, kinder world by working with communities in impoverished places in the world. The mission of TEEEM is to treat patients, feed children, educate students, empower women, build infrastructure and provide hope across five continents. 

TEEEM stands for The Empathy Equality Entrepreneurship Mission. It accomplishes its mission by providing programs, guidance and knowledge to students in schools at the high school, middle school and elementary levels. TEEEM connects its students with various humanitarian organizations around the world. In conjunction with learning how to comprehend and tackle global issues, these partnerships cultivate meaningful, rewarding experiences for students as they make a real impact on the world. 

Each school works with a site, known as a "pod" somewhere in the world. Currently TEEEM works with 10 partners around the world in such places as Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya,  Peru, South Dakota, Uganda and Ukraine.

TEEEM is looking to expand into other schools, scout groups and other local organizations, whether for children or adults that are interested in aligning with its mission. Though the event is free, it is hoped that the people attending this event will have an interest in finding out more about TEEEM to introduce a TEEEM program in their school or organization.

At the event, there will be exhibits showcasing what the students have done at their respective schools and how they've impacted some of the world's neediest populations. For instance, some schools aim to build wells and other sustainable infrastructure projects while others provide healthcare or food security. There are currently over 35 schools that have a TEEEM program. Most are in NJ but TEEEM is expanding into other states. There will also be a variety of food and drink. There will also be a presentation about TEEEM's mission and awards. 

Taylor DeMaio, Vice President of TEEEM states, "We are thrilled to host A Taste of TEEEM on May 22. Not only will it celebrate the hard work and efforts TEEEM students have put forth this school year, but it will recognize the impact they've made on the world. From building freshwater wells to supporting war relief, providing children with an education to supplying communities with medical care and equipment, the projects our students have been engaged in are remarkable. We are so proud of all of them and can't wait to have their family, friends, and communities join us in the celebration!" 

Founder and President, Jarret Schecter, sums it up this way, "As the world becomes smaller, it becomes increasingly more vulnerable. And while 30% of the population is youth, 100% are the future. It only makes sense to give today’s students — tomorrow’s global decision-makers — an opportunity to help manage resources with an unprecedented return on social investment.”  For more information on Taste of TEEEM or about having a TEEEM program contact Taylor DeMaio at