Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM) had only been around for a year when Erin Fitzpatrick began mentoring a GEM girl. She was nervous, but that’s to be expected. “Anything new is a little bit daunting,” she says. “I wondered if we were going to get along, if she’d like
I joined GEM because I heard that it would be a good experience and it opens up good opportunity for girls. I’m actually glad that I decided to join GEM because it showed me that I can go after what I want and actually succeed in it.
GEM has affected me in so many ways in such a short amount of time. GEM created new opportunities for me and taught me how to become more confident with myself. The program has also allowed me to create new relationships and bonds with my GEM sisters and leaders. We
I joined GEM because I heard great things about it. A young lady came into my classroom and was telling the class about GEM and its great opportunities. She told the class how GEM goes on trips and how it helps you with college. I need extra help with college!
During my childhood I did not a travel or do any unique activities that I can remember. Most kids my age have camped, visited Ocean City, traveled to Disneyland, had sleepovers or slumber parties, etc. I, on the other hand, never had any of those social events or adventures. I
Before I was accepted into GEM I would hardly ever leave the house because I didn’t have enough friends around. But once I was accepted into GEM I had something to look forward to besides school and sports. When I joined I didn’t really talk to any of the GEM