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Girls Empowered through Meaningful Support  

(914) 949-6227  ext. 136 or email

The GEMS Program is a free program established 40 years ago. Each group strives to assist girls in the White Plains community in becoming self-reliant, competent, caring and healthy. It does so by providing relevant engaging activities in the areas of cultural awareness, health and wellness, college and careers, and self-esteem.

The Gems Program has three components for three distinct age groups:

Little Sisters (grades 1-5)     
Faize (grades 6-8)                 
Strivers (9-12 grades)           

Participants in the Little sisters program may also participate in the Children's Learning Center Advantage After School program where they receive after school care and activities Monday - Friday. 

Registration is limited to girls attending White Plains Public Schools. Enrollment is for the academic year and past participants are given priority registration status. 

GEMS receives financial support from the New York State Office of Children & Family Services through the Westchester County Youth Bureau, the St. Faith's House Foundation, the Jandon Foundation, individual and other corporate supporters.