Zach Marks was 11 years old when he got in big trouble with his dad for using a popular social networking site that’s geared toward adults. Well, Zach is the type of kid who dreams big and likes to make things happen. He’s crazy about technology and believes groms everywhere should have the chance to connect, share cool ideas and learn new things in a safe environment. That’s how he first got the idea of Grom Social, and with the help of his five brothers and sisters, set out to create a safe social networking site By Kids For Kids. As Grom Social grew, Zach realized he needed help. That’s when he reached out to his friends. Genius Joe, Savvy Sue, George, Josie and Ashley were all totally stoked to come to the Grompound (Grom Social Headquarters) and be Grom Helpers. Each Grom Helper came from a different background and offered unique skills to the team. Now things were really happening! The Grom Helpers were busy connecting with groms all around the world and Zach was hard at work designing sick new features for the site. Grom energy was growing; but still, Zach dreamed of spreading it further and everyone agreed that they could still use more help. Genius Joe immediately jumped to action and set up a tower to blast out a Grom beacon. The beacon sent a signal into the universe that contained a special holographic time capsule introducing Grom Social and calling on kids everywhere to connect and help make the grom community grow.
Then some really strange things started to happen...
The team started getting messages from prospective helpers but… they were aliens! The first call came from Developer Dan in Techtopia, a planet in the Gromarama5 Solar System. Dan said that he had received their Grom signal on a radio he built, and he wanted to help. Zach and the Grom Helpers could hardly believe it when Dan arrived. But Dan didn’t come alone. Since his planet was the farthest out in the Gromarama5 Solar System, he had to pass a couple of planets along the way. As he journeyed to Earth, he ran into several unique individuals. The first planet Dan passed was Skaturn where skateboarding is taken to the extreme! The planet is filled with ramps and jumps and has a ring around it. Well, Skate Ray just happened to be skating the ring when Dan flew by. Dan was so amazed, he just had to stop and talk. When Skate Ray heard about Grom Social, he instantly knew what he wanted to do and headed off to the Grompound with Dan.
The next stop was the planet Healthious. This planet has really strong gravity and actually pulled Dan’s ship into its atmosphere. And it’s a good thing, too, because otherwise the helpers wouldn’t have met Pumped-Up Paul and his sister Marathon Mary. They are a great addition to the team because they know a lot about health and fitness. After hearing the Grom story, Paul and Mary got in their spacecraft and followed along.
As the travelers were about to pass the sun of Gromarama5, they could hear an odd voice coming from a very small planet. This was Uniq-Unus, a very strange planet to say the least. That’s where they picked up Trevor. He was such a positive, upbeat individual, the team knew that he would fit right in at the Grompound!
To read more about each character and their roles at the Grompound, see the Grom Helper section.