Girls’ Empowerment Mission polishes our “gems” so they can reach their full potential.

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Rainbow Obsidians

The Rainbow Obsidians are the leaders of GEM. They are kind, compassionate, helpful and have such a positive outlook. They chose the Rainbow Obsidian stone to represent their group because it encompasses who they are together. The stone is plain black on the outside, but cut into it and it you see a beautiful rainbow in the shape of a heart. They believe they all look the same on the outside, but are in fact all different and full of love on the inside.

11
Girls
2017
Class of
  • 99% are on free or reduced lunch program.
  • 97% will be the first in their family to go to college.

Aquamarines

The Aquamarines are a group of dynamic girls. Each Aquamarine brings a different tone to the group. They work seamlessly as a team and feel the sisterhood even outside of GEM. The aquamarine stone inspires truth and trust and the girls believe it is as beautiful as they are! They aspire to be a photographer, FBI agent, astronomer, lawyer, engineer, and in various departments in the medical field.
13
Girls
2018
Class of
  • 97% are on free or reduced lunch program.
  • 98% will be the first in their family to go to college.

Ammolites

The Ammolites are always smiling and bring such a spunk to the GEM program. The girls chose the ammolite stone because it represents them perfectly by being rare, multi-colored, and unique. The stone shows how different they each are and when put all together they sparkle. They aspire to be a forensic scientist, teacher, graphic designer, FBI agent, lawyer, fashion designer, pediatrician, and nurse.

13
Girls
2019
Class of
  • 98% are on free or reduced lunch program.
  • 96% will be the first in their family to go to college.