The Programs

Program Features

Grade Levels

GEMS Girls sponsors clubs for girls in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. We are offering clubs for fourth grade for the 2022-2023 school year and will add additional grade levels in subsequent years. 

Themes

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. 

Weekly Meetings

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!”

GEMS Boxes

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!

Program Benefits

The GEMS Girls program has a wide variety of long-lasting benefits.

For Schools-

Students who participate in Social-Emotional Learning programs exhibit more positive social behavior and higher academic performance than students who did not.*

For Students-

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.*

For Teachers-

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.*

The Finances

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.

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