Summer Seal, program director for Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM), always knew she wanted to help kids. Getting there was quite the journey, but every step has helped make her the stalwart leader GEM girls have come to know and love.“It’s true I left college after my freshman year and I […]
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Every teenage girl has personal struggles. Though many don’t always disclose those struggles, Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM) helps its GEM girls understand they’re not alone.“I went through a period when I was having horrible thoughts,” says Sharde’, a senior at Chesapeake High School. “It’s quite hard to explain, which is […]
Shari Cain, M.A., CMHC, LGPC, NCC has always been ambitious. Sporting a 4.0 in high school, she was also a member of several student organizations and always up for challenges and new experiences. When her English teacher nominated her for the inaugural group of Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM), she jumped […]
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 me, if […]
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What does it take to keep a girl in high school from being sidelined by financial challenges, language barriers or distractions? Debbi Weinberg, founder of Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM), talks with Sheilah Kast from On the Record about the importance of mentors and how they make a difference. GEM alumna […]
Click here to read an insightful article in the New York times about first gens going to college.
When I was in middle school I was bullied…a lot. I was bullied all through 6th grade. Nobody helped me or stopped it. I was bullied in 7th grade until I started being aggressive. I had a lot of friends but none of them were willing to help me through
An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women’s health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the