Gifted, Empowered and Motivated to Succeed

The mission of GEMS is to enhance self-esteem and promote comradery among young ladies in 4th and 5th grades as they successfully transition into middle school.  This is accomplished by developing leadership skills, increasing awareness of college life, and encouraging service within the community.

Our vision is to inspire young ladies to become successful leaders by building their self-esteem and character and allowing them to use their voices and talents to make the world a better place!

The belief that each girl has the potential to become a leader in her school and community.  GEMS offers a custom curriculum that focuses on helping girls build leadership skills through self-reflection, critical thinking, sound decision making, goal setting, clear communication and personal accountability.  As a result, GEMS girls develop a true sense of their personal power and their outcomes are incredible!

Members of GEMS participate in a rigorous application process that includes teacher recommendations and an interview.  2022-2023 members have already been chosen.  The inaugural induction ceremony was held on November 10, 2022.  

Ms. Putrina Footman