Club Program Features
GEMS Girls sponsors clubs for girls in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. We are offering a pilot program for fourth grade clubs for the 2022-2023 school year and will add additional grade levels in subsequent years.
Each grade level’s curriculum features six monthly themes, for a total of 18 topics covered. Themes include a variety of topics such as Friendship, Social Media, and Financial Literacy. Each unit also introduces a female role model from history who embodies the theme.
Each week of the monthly theme has a different focus- a topic lesson, a book club meeting, a craft/activity week, and a service project. All the lesson plans and materials are provided for leaders- it’s a “club in a box!”
Each girl receives her own GEMS Box with all the materials she needs for the month. She also earns a GEMS bracelet for each month she attends!
Club Program Benefits
The GEMS Girls program has a wide variety of long-lasting benefits.
Students who participate in Social-Emotional Learning programs exhibit more positive social behavior and higher academic performance than students who did not.*
Kids need emotional support now more than ever- a CDC report from 2022 indicated that more than one third of high school students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic.*
GEMS Teacher Leaders are provided with a stipend for running a GEMS Club at their location, assisting with the low salary and rising debt that many teachers face.*
How GEMS Girls is Funded
1- Parent Donations
Parents can donate the enrollment fee for their daughter to join GEMS Girls ($97/month).
2- School Funds
Schools can sponsor club participants via grants or PTA funding.
3- Grants and Sponsorships
Corporations, individuals, and organizations can make tax-deductible donations to GEMS Girls to cover operational costs or sponsor club memberships.
GEMS Mobile Clubhouse
Our GEMS bus can come to your school, Girl Scout troop, sports team, or club for a special GEMS workshop!
The program will feature one of our GEMS topics, taught by a GEMS Leader to your group of 8-25 girls. Each girl gets her very own GEMS box as well!
We will travel within 25 miles of Charlotte, North Carolina. See our FAQ page for additional information.
Contact us to join the waitlist for this new program!
Let's Shift the Paradigm!
We also accept donations via personal check. Please make checks out to “GEMS Inc” and mail to 5806 Old Plank Road, Charlotte, NC 28216. Thank you!